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April 1940

News and Notes

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;23(4):852-853. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00860130946014

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GENERAL  The following item is taken from a recent number of the British Medical Journal:

Prevention of Blindness.  —"A great piece of work in the spread of the knowledge of the causes of blindness and the means of preventing this catastrophe was done by the former Prevention of Blindness Committee of the Union of Counties Association of the Blind. When that committee was dissolved the work was taken over by a special committee of the Ministry of Health, which is continuing the analysis of the certificates of blindness prepared for the local authorities throughout the country. There has been some feeling that a voluntary committee, as apart from a Government committee, might serve a useful purpose in driving home the lessons of these statistical returns to masters of industry and local authorities. Accordingly the National Institute for the Blind, which has done so much and such valuable work for the

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