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December 1959

News and Comment

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;62(6):1117-1119. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.04220060189015

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Caracas Program for Pan American Congress of Ophthalmology.  —Space exploration as it may effect the eyes will lead off the scientific program of the sixth Pan American Congress of Ophthalmology, to be held in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 1960.The tentative program, announced by Dr. Brittain F. Payne, New York, President of the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology, promises discussions on subjects ranging from genetics to autopsies, presented in symposia, round tables and free papers in two concurrent sessions throughout the week. Simultaneous translation of scientific papers is planned.Brig. Gen. Victor A. Byrnes, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Dr. David Schoch, Chicago, will preside at the session on space ophthalmology. Speakers who will consider the possible effects on the eye of various conditions in space flight will include: Capt. James L. Fuelling, U.S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola: Major William T. Sallee, U.S. Air Force; Drs. Albert

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