It is both a pleasure and a privilege to present this lecture in memory of Dr. George Edmund de Schweinitz. His manifold contributions to American medicine are well known, for he was not only an outstanding ophthalmologist but also an executive of rare ability. His keen clinical judgment, his concise scientific contributions, and his great integrity won for him the highest honors in American ophthalmology. In recognition of his valuable services during World War I he was appointed consultant in Ophthalmology to the United States Army. He served as President of the American Medical Association—an honor richly deserved because of his qualities of great leadership, lucidity of thought, and clarity of speech. In addition to the tributes he received in this country, he was the first American to deliver the Bowman Lecture, sponsored by the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom. To have known this delightful gentleman and distinguished physician
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