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July 1938

Primer Congreso argentino de oftalmologia.

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Vol. 1. Sociedad argentina de oftalmologia. Pp. 446. Buenos Aires: Imprenta Frascoli y Bindi, 1937.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;20(1):163. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850190175025

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The first Argentine Congress of Ophthalmology was held in Buenos Aires on Oct. 27-31, 1936. The Argentine Society of Ophthalmology has now issued a report of this congress, and the first volume is published. The committee consisted of Dr. Carlos S. Damel, president, and Dr. Gunther von Grolman, secretary. Delegates from all the countries of South America were present, and their addresses are published.

The official subjects of the congress were: lacrimal passages, spring catarrh and roentgenography in ophthalmology.

The lacrimal passages were most completely treated by a number of writers, in 242 pages, from every point of view from embryology to treatment. The subject is well illustrated, and a complete bibliography is appended.

The subject of spring catarrh was treated by Prof. Carlos Westkamp. The papers on roentgenography in ophthalmology included a consideration of the use of this form of examination in the study of the orbit, intraocular

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