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William M. Hart.
—William M. Hart has been appointed chairman of the department of Ophthalmology at the Sibley Memorial Hospital of American University, Washington, D. C. Construction of the new 350-bed hospital and nursing school will begin this fall. One half of the seventh floor, comprising 30 beds, will be reserved for eye patients.
Dr. Derrick T. Vail.
—Dr. Derrick T. Vail, professor and chairman of the department of ophthalmology in the Northwestern University medical school, was honored Tuesday, July 2, by members of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress at Oxford, England, for his outstanding contributions to the field of ophthalmology.A world-wide organization, the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress was founded in 1909 by Robert Doyne, a famous British ophthalmologist. Each year an international council invites an outstanding eye surgeon to deliver the Doyne memorial lecture and to receive the Doyne medal. Dr. Vail is the second American in the history
News and Comment. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;58(4):614–619. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00940010632018