Medicine: Prevention of Blindness

Of the 150,000 children born on earth each day,* at least 200 who live will be blind. The League of Red Cross Societies figures 2,390,000 blind in the world, 105,000 of them in the U. S. China, with the greatest population, has the most blind. Dr. Harvey James Howard, who spent 14 years in China before he became director of the McMillan Hospital of St. Louis and of the department of ophthalmology in Washington University Medical School, once wrote: "If a procession of the totally blind people in China should pass in...

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