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June 1964

Survey of Ophthalmic Research and Teaching

Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;71(6):763-764. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970010779001

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The status of ophthalmic research and teaching in this country has for the first time been subjected to a comprehensive study. Under the auspices of Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc., Dr. Thomas D. Duane has spent a year visiting more than 100 laboratories and institutions conducting research on the visual system. The study data, conclusions, and recommendations resulting from the survey will be published in a final report this fall. The survey will also be the subject of a scientific symposium at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology meeting in Chicago next October. Believing the results of this survey to be of general interest, the Archives secured the following impressions from Dr. Duane in advance of his formal report.

"A movement is under way for departments to become staffed by either geographic full time personnel or 100% full time personnel. Under the 100% full time arrangement the ophthalmologist cannot

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