Medicine: Eyes & Books

Dr. William Holland Wilmer, 66, great Johns Hopkins eye specialist and teacher, has cured many a desperate eye affliction. Grateful patients led by Mrs. Henry Breckinridge four years ago gave the university more than $4,000,000 to establish the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute in his honor and under his direction. This week the building was dedicated, unique in that it is the first of its kind to be associated with both a medical school and a general hospital.

Unique also the William H. Welch Medical Library and new Department of the History of Medicine inaugurated this...

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