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August 1954


AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;52(2):174-196. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920050176002

I AM DEEPLY appreciative of the invitation to give the 16th de Schweinitz Memorial Lecture. In addition to the honor of the occasion, it gives me a sense of great personal gratification to pay public tribute to a man I honored, admired, and deeply loved, to a man to whom I owe a great personal debt. I knew George de Schweinitz from my childhood as a warm personal friend of my own father. In 1915 I came to Philadelphia to work under the late Richard Pearce in the Musser Laboratory for Research Medicine. Here, under the influence of de Schweinitz, I began investigation on ocular problems. For two years, up to the beginning of World War I, this association continued, and it was under his preceptorship that I began my clinical training. To say that he was an inspiring teacher is an understatement. He was much more than that. He

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