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October 1947

Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia (British Medical Association).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(4):572-574. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010585016

This is a report of the proceedings of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia in the first meeting held in three years, on Oct. 12, 1944, in Melbourne. The presidential address was delivered by Dr. G. B. Black, who succeeded to office on the death of the president, Dr. J. L. Gibson.

E. C. Black discussed ocular injuries in industry, reporting 10 cases of various injuries, with special reference to accidents occurring on railroads. Articles on lighting, particularly in industry, were read by L. D. Wright, who made a plea for medical leadership in this project, and by A. L. Tostevin, who called for a visual survey of school children.

Certain ocular disorders found in the tropics were listed in papers by J. A. Pockley, K. B. Armstrong and Clifford Colvin. The diseases described by the first two authors (among which were dendritic ulcer, quinine amblyopia, melanoma of the choroid and

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