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June 1986

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(6):808-814. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050180042024

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Obituary.  —John H. King, Jr, MD, died at the age of 75 years on March 16, 1986. Dr King graduated from Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC, in 1933. He became the first medical director of Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and founded the Eye Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. In 1955, he retired from the military and entered private practice. In 1969, he founded the International Eye Foundation. During his entire career, he was actively involved in innovations in eye banking, corneal surgery, and international programs for the prevention and treatment of blindness. He is survived by his wife Helen Tewksbury King, his children, and grandchildren.

IAPB Third General Assembly Announced.  —The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Third General Assembly will convene in New Delhi Dec 6-11, 1986. The Third General Assembly's theme will be "A Decade of Progress." At the

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