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December 1962

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Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;68(6):879-883. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960030883023

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Gordon L. Walls, Sc.D., 1905-1962.  —Professor of Physiological Optics at the School of Optometry, University of California, and one of the Nation's outstanding authorities on vision, Dr. Walls died of a heart attack in Berkeley on Aug. 22, 1962.A native of Malden, Mass., Dr. Walls took his undergraduate work at Tufts College, received his master's degree from Harvard and his Sc.D. degree from the University of Michigan.He came to the University of California as an associate professor in 1947 after having taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Iowa, and Wayne University. He also had been on the research staff of the Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. in New York.Ten years ago Dr. Walls was advanced to a full professorship at the University of California. He also lectured at the University of California Medical School in San Francisco.He was internationally known for his

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