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July 1964

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Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn 55901

Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;72(1):144-146. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970020144028

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Willis Sackett Knighton, MD, 1896-1964.  —Willis Sackett Knighton died in his home at Chappaqua, NY, on April 8, 1964, after a long and debilitating illness.Born in Buffalo, NY, the son of John and Ida Knighton, he served in the Army during World War I. Entering Cornell he received his Arts Degree in 1921, his MD in 1924. After a residency in ophthalmology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, he entered private practice in New York City in 1927.His long and active career was largely shaped by his interest in glaucoma. As a result of this concern he early became a member of the Board of Directors, National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, and was chairman of their Glaucoma Committee from 1948 to 1961. During this time he organized and directed an instruction course on glaucoma for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. He

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