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Leslie Dana Gold Medal Award.
—Dr. Walter B. Lancaster, of Boston, has been awarded the Leslie Dana Gold Medal. This medal is awarded annually for outstanding achievements in the prevention of blindness and in the conservation of vision. The selection of Dr. Lancaster for this honor was made by the St. Louis Society for the Blind, through which the medal is offered by Mr. Leslie Dana, of St. Louis, on recommendation of the Association for Research in Ophthalmology.The conditions of the Leslie Dana Medal award set forth that it is to be made for "long meritorious service in the conservation of vision in the prevention and cure of diseases dangerous to eyesight; research and instruction in ophthalmology and allied subjects ; social service for the control of eye diseases, and special discoveries in the domain of general science or medicine of exceptional importance in conservation of vision."
Benedict D. News and Notes. Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;30(4):552. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880220144015
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