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August 1931

Fourth Annual Report of the Giza Memorial Ophthalmic Laboratory, Cairo.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1931;6(2):322. doi:10.1001/archopht.1931.00820070337014

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This splendid institution has continued its valuable work, and this report, like its predecessors, will repay careful study. Interesting and unusual cases encountered during the year are reported in the sections on pathology and clinical ophthalmology, but most attention is devoted to the problem of trachoma. In former years investigation was greatly hampered by the lack of follow-up facilities, as the fellahin seldom cooperated in this respect. The data obtained were therefore incomplete, and the conclusions drawn were necessarily inaccurate. It was then decided to select a village so situated that it represented a typical cross-section of Egypt as a whole and to install a resident ophthalmologist. The resulting report is a splendid effort. It does not lend itself to condensation, but is worth the attention of those who are interested in trachoma and the purulent ophthalmias.

Investigation in the laboratory itself was rewarded by several interesting

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