Medicine: Man of Vision

He crusades against blindness

Sir John Wilson strides into his office outside London, his hands at waist level, his fingers spread like antennae. Easing into a chair, he turns to a visitor and launches into a discussion of his life's work. Through his Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, Wilson in the past three decades has helped establish blindness centers in over 80 nations. These centers are designed primarily to help those of the world's 42 million blind whose sight can be restored —and to...

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