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July 1980

Proceedings of the Paul Cibis Club

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(7):1308. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040160032

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This monograph contains the papers presented at the third meeting of the Paul Cibis Club in April 1979. The club is a scientific society comprised of retinal fellowship alumni of Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis. It was established to honor the memory of Paul Cibis.

A long and deep friendship connected myself with Paul Cibis. Looking at Paul's picture in the book provokes old memories and melancholic feelings. Paul certainly was one of the rare geniuses in modern ophthalmology. He was trained in Heidelberg, West Germany, under Engelking and received there his basic stimulus toward visual physiology. His work on the local adaptation of the retinal elements received the Graefe Prize of the German Ophthalmological Society. Paul came to this country at the same time as myself. He was first attached to the Air Force in Texas. When he joined the Department of Ophthalmology at Washington University,

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