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Exporting Ophthalmology

Exporting Ophthalmology Abstract One of the unsatisfactory aspects of modern life is the well-known disproportion between medical knowledge and the distribution of medical care. The desire to mitigate this situation has motivated medical missionaries of many faiths for many years. Albert Schweitzer, Gordon S. Seagrave, and Tom Dooley are names which, having caught the public's imagination, stand out from the anonymous but no less dedicated throng who are giving or have given their whole lives to bring life and health to primitive or impoverished people. Sir Henry Holland1 held the all-time record for restoring sight by cataract surgery, but men like Victor Rambo and Norval Christy must not be far behind him. Since all physicians do not feel the call to service in the same way as these and other missionaries, a reserve of well-trained physicians and surgeons remains at home to care for the needs of the population in the socalled References 1. Vail, D.T.: Obituary, Sir Henry Holland , Amer J Ophthal 61:806, 1966. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Exporting Ophthalmology

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 76 (1) – Jul 1, 1966

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1966 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1966.03850010003001
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Abstract

Abstract One of the unsatisfactory aspects of modern life is the well-known disproportion between medical knowledge and the distribution of medical care. The desire to mitigate this situation has motivated medical missionaries of many faiths for many years. Albert Schweitzer, Gordon S. Seagrave, and Tom Dooley are names which, having caught the public's imagination, stand out from the anonymous but no less dedicated throng who are giving or have given their whole lives to bring life and health to primitive or impoverished people. Sir Henry Holland1 held the all-time record for restoring sight by cataract surgery, but men like Victor Rambo and Norval Christy must not be far behind him. Since all physicians do not feel the call to service in the same way as these and other missionaries, a reserve of well-trained physicians and surgeons remains at home to care for the needs of the population in the socalled References 1. Vail, D.T.: Obituary, Sir Henry Holland , Amer J Ophthal 61:806, 1966.

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1966

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