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April 1993

How Medicine Must Change

Author Affiliations

Dr Todd is the Executive Vice President of the American Medical Association, Chicago, Ill.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1993;111(4):478-480. doi:10.1001/archopht.1993.01090040070032

Let me tell you how pleased and privileged I feel to have been invited here to speak before you, the American Academy of Ophthalmology. And let me at the very outset express my appreciation for all that you do—for your patients, for your profession, for the American Medical Association (AMA).

For some time, I've been looking forward to this opportunity to speak before this academy. For many years, the academy and, before your merger, the American Association of Ophthalmology have been an important part of the family of medicine. You have an enviable record of attracting members, motivating them to participate in your activities, getting things done politically. And your current long-range planning efforts are exceptional.

Yogi Berra once said, "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there!" Well, this academy is doing a great job at figuring out where you're going, what road to

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