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May 1932

THE FOUNDATION OF THE NEW YORK EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(5):681-699. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820120031002
Abstract

"To do justice to the merits of those who have gone before, by recording their names, with honorable praise, is a duty we owe them."

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary began its existence one hundred and eleven years ago, under circumstances that are interesting from different points of view. It seems not inappropriate to recall the general state of affairs of the city and country when, on Aug. 14, 1820, the first patient, one suffering with a fistula of the lacrimal sac, was registered at the Infirmary. The influences of colonial and revolutionary days were as yet strong in the land. There were still living people in New York whose memory carried them back to the Stamp Act Riot of 1765, and many there were who were participants or onlookers in the Doctors' Riot of 1788, which raged for three days. This grew out of indiscretions on

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