Many members of this Section are undoubtedly familiar with the work of the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness; to them this paper will serve as a timely review of the aims, policies and activities of the organization. Those members who are unacquainted with it will be interested to learn of the volunteer organization that acts as a liaison agent between the medical profession and the public for the dissemination and interpretation of scientific procedures for the prevention of blindness and the conservation of vision.
The National Society is a lay organization and is maintained entirely by voluntary subscriptions. Its constituency is nation-wide, and donations of any amount are welcomed. The Society derives no support from foundations, and it does not solicit funds from members of the medical profession, as it is felt that physicians make their contributions in the form of medical research as well as free
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