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April 1947


Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(4):536-538. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220551012

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To the Editor.  —I have read with great interest the proof of Dr. Cogan's article on "Aims and Aids in the Teaching of Basic Sciences in Ophthalmology."Dr. Cogan's insistence that "emphasis should be put on the teachers and the course organized around them" is admirable. His outline of the material to be covered in the basic sciences cannot but be helpful to any administrator organizing such courses, and little exception can be taken to the fundamental value of the program he has outlined. It is immediately obvious, however, that, bearing in mind the qualifications of instructors and the subject matter to be covered, such courses in basic sciences can be given only in medical centers where ophthalmology is a major department and the necessary teaching personnel is available. Even in such centers the content of these courses will almost undoubtedly vary according to the individual interests, talents and opinions

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