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October 1965

The Road Ahead

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(4):445-446. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040447001

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The thoughtful and disturbing chairman's address by Dr. Frank Newell, read before the Section on Ophthalmology of the American Medical Association last June, appears in this issue of the Archives. In it he recalls the history of the Section and then goes on to discuss some of the problems facing ophthalmologists currently and how they will affect the practice of ophthalmology in the future. He has pondered these problems out of necessity, for he has served on an extraordinary number of national and international committees and boards and for some years has been head of the department of ophthalmology at the University of Chicago. As if that is not enough he recently has accepted the responsibility of editing the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

The introductory portion of the address contains a fascinating report of a few items in the early history of the Section and then goes on to account

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