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December 1947

News and Notes

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(6):848. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010871013

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Scholarships Granted by Eye Bank for Sight Restoration.  —The Eye Bank for Sight Restoration announces the bestowal of two scholarships. Dr. Thomas Duane will investigate the metabolism of the cornea under various conditions of storage at the Howe Laboratory of the Harvard Medical School, and Dr. David Freeman will work at the Yale University School of Medicine on an experiment in tissue transplantation.

Department of Roentgen Therapy, Institute of Ophthalmology, Presbyterian Hospital.  —The Institute of Ophthalmology of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, has recently opened a department devoted to the treatment of ocular diseases and neoplasms with irradiation. The present equipment consists of a high voltage machine, of 220 kilovolts, for the treatment of deeply seated lesions; a low voltage machine, of 120 kilovolts, for more superficial therapy, and a machine of still lower voltage, ranging from 8 to 25 kilovolts, for still more superficial treatment.

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