Medicine: Battle in the Dark

Many of the sharpest eye specialists in the U.S. gathered last week at Johns Hopkins' Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute for their yearly exchange of views. The newest and most baffling problem in the field of eye disease was not on their agenda, and for good reason: although some of the eyemen had done a vast amount of work on it in the past year, none felt that he had learned anything definite enough to get up and talk about. And the chances are that if any of them had, few of his colleagues would have accepted his findings.

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