Ophthalmology: A Living Memorial In Strangers' Eyes

It was mid-July, just two days short of Willard R. Gilliland's 39th birthday, when he left his home in Peters Township, south of Pittsburgh, to take his mother-in-law, his wife June and their five children to visit his mother in Pittsburgh, 15 miles away. The family had a typical three-generation reunion. When it was over, June Gilliland left first in one car to take her mother home. Willard Gilliland gave the kids another hour for ice cream and cake, then piled them into his new Volkswagen Microbus. He never got home. Only...

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