This opportunity to honor the memory of Sir William Bowman is a great privilege. No physician need be reminded of his brilliant achievements. We, ophthalomologists, like to think of him as belonging only to us, but we must not forget his many original contributions to general medicine. It was he who first described the microscopic structure of muscle and of kidney and laid many of the foundations of histology. The manifold accomplishments of this genius belie description so ophthalmology is indeed fortunate he bestowed upon it a lion's share of his boundless enthusiasm and tireless energy. Sir William Bowman1 in his inaugural address as first president of this society praised his predecessors in words which best describe the very position he himself now holds. On that occasion he said "Honour to those men who have been foremost in discerning the true lines of progress, and in pursuing them for
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