THIS YEAR, the Archives of Ophthalmology celebrates its 125th anniversary of continuous publication. It seems fitting, as we celebrate this milestone, to introduce a new chapter in the journal's long and distinguished history: the appointment of the new editor of the Archives, Daniel M. Albert, MD.
No one is more likely to appreciate the historical moment than is Dan Albert, who is widely known within ophthalmology not only for his many professional accomplishments but for his love of history. For many years, Dr Albert displayed in his office a rare copy of the first issue of Archives of Ophthalmology and Otology, the progenitor of the current Archives, founded in 1869 by Herman Knapp, MD. Early in his career, Dan Albert was a friend and colleague of David Cogan, MD, a former editor of the Archives, and later became the David G. Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Dr
Springer MD. A New Editor and a Birthday for the Archives of Ophthalmology. Arch Ophthalmol. 1994;112(7):894–895. doi:10.1001/archopht.1994.01090190042019
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