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May 1962


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252 Pleasant St. Marblehead, Mass.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(5):694. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020693040

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To the Editor:  —You ask me to write you about the origin of the Registry of Ophthalmic Pathology. According to my recollections of long ago, Dr. Zimmerman's recent account of the Registry is excellent and very complete. However, it is not so complete that I cannot add something to it. This Registry dates from the time, April 25 to 28, 1922, when I was in Washington attending a meeting of an International Congress of Ophthalmology. Within this time I was asked by Dr. Harry Gradle and Major Callender to meet with them at the Army Medical Museum to discuss a matter relating to ophthalmic pathology. As a result of this conference the Registry of Ophthalmic Pathology was born and named. I derived the name from the Registry of Bone Sarcoma, instituted in Boston by Dr. E. A. Codman on July 17, 1920. Dr. Codman was a patient and friend of

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