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March 1951

News and Notes

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;45(3):359-360. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700010365010

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Color Television of Ocular Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital.  —Medicine's superb new teaching aid, color television, was present at the third annual clinical conference of the staff and ex-residents of Wills Eye Hospital, on March 16 and 17, 1951, to bring assembled guests detailed close-ups of ocular surgery.This was the first time that color television had been used for a specialists' meeting of any nature, although it was not the first time it had been used to depict eye surgery. In the 16 programs which the directors and sponsors, Smith, Kline & French, have produced at four other medical meetings, ocular surgery has frequently been presented."The medium lends itself particularly well to this application," Dr. I. S. Tassman, general chairman of the program for conference, explained, "the magnification afforded by color television provides details of operative technique which heretofore have not been afforded." This magnification of

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