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It is safe to say that most if not all ophthalmologists attending the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology feel frustrated by their inability to encompass the range of informational material presented by the scientific sessions, the instructional courses, the scientific exhibits, the commercial exhibits, and the numerous subspecialty sessions that combine to make the five-day week a "ten-ring circus." Those who have committee assignments as well are even more restricted. The vastness of the convention hall and the rapid sequence of papers may tend to bewilder and confuse. Until now, it has not been easy to turn to the transactions of the academy for a selection of the best and most progressive papers of the meeting.
The 1971 meeting, under the presidency of A. Edward Maumenee, was outstanding with respect to the scientific sessions. By one of his many happy inspirations, the present volume
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