Medicine: Eye Bank

Six blind people were waiting in a Manhattan hospital last week for secondhand eyes. Never since doctors discovered how to replace fogged corneas with clear ones from corpses (TIME, April 13, 1936) have there been enough eye transplants to go round. Doctors estimate that the cornea operation could help 100,000 U.S. citizens to see, but it is a rare type of philanthropist who at his death gives his sound eyes for this purpose.

To remedy the local eye shortage, the two big hospitals which do a lot of New York City's eye work...

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