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February 1956

Observations on Ocular Pigment and Pigmentation: Eighteenth Annual de Schweinitz Lecture

Author Affiliations


AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1956;55(2):161-173. doi:10.1001/archopht.1956.00930030163001

I should like to be able to express adequately my deep and sincere appreciation of this honor. I am gratified beyond words to have been invited to deliver this de Schweinitz Lecture; but mingled with this feeling is a heavy sense of the responsibility involved. I want to take this opportunity to pay my personal tribute to the memory of Dr. de Schweinitz. He was a fine gentleman, always surrounded by an aura of greatness. It is not enough to say that he was an eminent ophthalmologist. He was a preeminent man who chose to be an ophthalmologist. He showed me many kindnesses during the time I knew him and worked under him, and I feel especially indebted for his having chosen me to assist Basil Graves, whom he brought over from England to give a number of short courses in slit lamp microscopy. It was in the earliest days