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December 1935

THE BEGINNINGS OF THE SECTION OF OPHTHALMOLOGY OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE: AN ADDRESS AT THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY EXERCISES, MAY 20, 1935

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;14(6):890-895. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840120028002
Abstract

It is indeed a privilege to be present on this happy and auspicious occasion and to be associated at the anniversary exercises with those whose pleasant duty it is to address you in honor and in memory of the men who, nearly two generations ago, founded and then developed the Section of Ophthalmology, and were for years the teachers and guides of many of the present members and of others who have gone out from our metropolitan institutions to practice and, in their turn, to teach and guide.

It is not, believe me, the well-worn and perfunctory phrase of selfdepreciation when I say that there is little to add to the brilliant portrait groups already presented, to the panorama of ophthalmology adown the ages and the moving picture of a half century of high endeavor and sustained achievement which our distinguished guest, with his accustomed felicity, has thrown, for

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"The key-stone of American ophthalmic journalism." . . . Its founding "an outstanding event in the history of American ophthalmology" (de Schweinitz).
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