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June 1991

An Interview With Harold Glendon Scheie, MD (Ophthalmology Oral History Series, A Link With Our Past)

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San Antonio, Tex

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(6):783. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080060047017

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In this well-written Ophthalmology Oral History Series, Harold Glendon Scheie is described as intense, hardworking, kind, and patient; he was a visionary, a perfectionist, and an outstanding surgeon and teacher. His steely, blue eyes seemingly had the ability to pierce right through a resident. Although his residents regarded him with a mixture of fear and awe, they would never forget his dedication and continued striving for perfection. His firm voice echoed in the background with each patient seen during an entire professional career.

"... a series of interviews with Dr Scheie that explore this complicated man."

Dr Scheie's patients loved him and showered him with gifts and donations. So high was their admiration and respect for him that he was able to raise the entire $12.5 million for the Scheie Eye Institute from private sources. The world of medicine recognized early his talents and abilities, and he was accorded many awards,

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