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April 1949

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(4):523-524. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040533013

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Institute of Ophthalmology, London.  —The formal opening of the Institute of Ophthalmology, a unit of the British Post-Graduate Medical Federation of the University of London, took place on Nov. 4, 1948.After the war, the British Post-Graduate Medical Federation was formed within the University of London and the Medical School at Moorfields was invited to join the Federation as an Institute of Ophthalmology. With a view to co-ordinating all that was best in London, Moorfields, the Central London Ophthalmic Hospital and, later, the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital, became amalgamated by an Act of Parliament. Such a combination gave scope for wide planning within the three units and it was decided that the building of the Central London Ophthalmic Hospital should be converted—not a very extensive reconstruction—into a research and teaching Institute, and that the other two hospitals should act as associated clinical units. The result, it is true,

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