Medicine: National Eye Bank

Organization of a new national bank was announced in Manhattan last week. Its funds will be drawn from the newly dead, from stillborn infants, and from people whose eyes have been removed in operations. Its name: Eye Bank for Sight Restoration, Inc. Its purpose: to ship fresh, clear corneas throughout the land for sight-restoring transplantation to the eyes of 10,000 to 15,000 people (about 5% of the nation's blind) blinded by cloudy corneas (TIME, Jan. 24, 1944).


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