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July 1965

Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society, vol LXII.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(1):140-141. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040142030

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It is difficult indeed to review the Transactions of a scientific society. The decision between being succinctly tiresome or extensively tedious is a difficult one to make. It can be said, however, that the reader of this well-edited volume, which marks the centennial of the American Ophthalmological Society, will not be disappointed. He will find studies on intraocular neoplasms and other pathologic problems, descriptions of various surgical procedures, some of them comparatively new, and accounts of numerous clinical and laboratory investigations. He will find in the minutes of the executive session informative reports on the activities of various national groups such as the American Board of Ophthalmology, the Orthoptic Council, the Committee on Research in Ophthalmology and Blindness, and others. He will be particularly charmed by the address of the guest of honor, Sir Stewart Duke-Elder. Entitled "The Saga of a Century," it is a graceful and eloquent tribute to

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