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We cannot let this month pass without paying respect to our sister publication, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and to the able editor who now steps down after a quarter century of chiefship. It was in the tumultuous year of 1940 that Derrick Vail became the chief editor and thereby the fourth successor to Dr. Jackson, who in the similarly fateful year of 1918, founded the present American Journal. In years of service, Dr. Vail has served longer than all his three predecessors together—Jackson, Crisp, and Post. To the present generation of ophthalmologists the names Vail and American Journal of Ophthalmology are inseparable. It is his dynamic and dedicated leadership which has given the Journal a commanding position in the world's ophthalmic literature.
Influential in organizational affairs abroad as well as at home, Dr. Vail has been ophthalmology's indefatigable globe-trotter. His foreign peregrinations began in 1925 with cataract extractions in
C. DG. Vale Vail. Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(1):3. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040005002
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