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Brazilian Ophthalmologists Form Examining Board.
—The Brazilian Board of Ophthalmology was recently established and began to function January 1. Dr. Cesario de Andrade, Rio de Janeiro, is president, and Dr. Moacyr E. Alvaro, São Paulo, is secretary. The board is made up of professors and assistant professors of ophthalmology from all the Brazilian universities, the presidents of all Brazilian societies of ophthalmology and a representative of the Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology.The board will certify the older recognized ophthalmologists without examination, as did the American Board of Ophthalmology in its infancy. The second group to be certified without examination will be the younger ophthalmologists who have been in practice for a minimum of two years and who submit a monograph especially prepared for the occasion on some subject pertaining to ophthalmology. All other ophthalmologists will be required to pass an examination similar to that of the American Board