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To the Editor:
—For the past several years a nationwide campaign has been carried on in China to combat trachoma. This is largely supported by the National Blind Welfare Association, whose sister organization in the United States is the Institute for Chinese Blind, 156 Fifth Avenue, New York. The former secretary of the campaign organization, Dr. Pang Hsien Chen, writes that the need for instruments and supplies is most urgent. Six centers and twenty-one full time and part time clinics have been set up in Free China, but such equipment as slit lamps, ophthalmoscopes, operative instruments, tonometers, microscopes, etc., are lacking. Accordingly the Howe Libray of Ophthalmology is acting as a clearing house for the sending of available material to China. It is hoped that those ophthalmologists and others who have used slit lamps or other ophthalmologic equipment which they care to part with for this purpose will contact us