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March 1979

News and Comment

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(3):557-558. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010297024

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Lenin Prize Awarded.  —Professor Michail M. Krasnov, a Soviet ophthalmologist and member of the International Academy of Ophthalmology, has been awarded a Lenin Prize for new developments in eye surgery, including microsurgery and laser methods.The prize is the highest distinction for scientific achievements in the Soviet Union. It can be received only once in a person's life. It is the first time in history that the Lenin Prize was conferred on an eye specialist.

Departmental Appointment.  —Dr Melvin L. Rubin has been appointed professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida Medical Center in Gainesville. Dr Rubin, a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, is currently the secretary for instruction for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

New Research Foundation.  —A "Jules Francois Foundation" has been established to encourage the development of

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