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April 1933


Author Affiliations

Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan DETROIT

Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;9(4):515-522. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830010533001

An attempt was made by the International Congress of Ophthalmology in 1929 to gather information concerning the method of presenting the subject of ophthalmology to undergraduate and postgraduate students in all the countries of the world, and I was assigned the task of collecting the data from England and her dominions and from North and South America. With your permission I shall draw on some of the material collected for that report. In this country, letters were sent to the colleges and universities in "Class A" group as graded by the American Medical Association, requesting information on the number of hours devoted to the teaching of ophthalmology, together with the method of presenting the subject before the undergraduate students. Replies were received from forty colleges and universities. From these data the following facts were assembled: In six institutions ophthalmology is not taught as a special subject. In the

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