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Hindsight, 1972: Perry Rosenthal, MD

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In 1972 NOAO’s symposium topic was Contacts, and what better faculty member to educate our members than the father of the gas-permeable contact lens, Dr. Perry Rosenthal. Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Rosenthal earned both his BS and MD at McGill University before entering into his residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary,…
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Hindsight, 1971: Ramon Castroviejo, MD

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1971 was actually the second time that Dr. Ramon Castroviejo spoke at an NOAO Symposium – the first was in 1960.  The topic in ’71 was Cornea, of which Dr. Castroviejo, considered to be the father of modern corneal transplant surgery, is unmistakably an expert. Born in Logrono, Spain, Ramon received his college education there and…
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Hindsight, 1970: Edward A. Dunlap, MD

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Doctor Edward Dunlap was one of our faculty members in 1970, when our topic of interest was Strabismus.  Despite his humble upbringing as one of three children raised by a single mother in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Dr. Dunlap became a pioneer in the study of strabismus and a beloved chief of the Ophthalmology Division of Cornell Medical…
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Hindsight, 1969: John Adriani, MD

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Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics was the topic of our 1969 symposium, where one of our most illustrious speakers was not an ophthalmologist – Dr. John Adriani, who’d made a major impact in the field of anesthesiology.  Dr. Adriani also, despite having lived and started his career up North, spent the majority of his career working locally…
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Hindsight, 1968: Doctor Gerd Meyer-Schwickerath

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In 1968 we focused on the retina in our symposium titled Retina and Retinal Surgery, and one of our esteemed lecturers was Doctor Gerd Meyer-Schwickerath, a German innovator in the study of retinal treatments. In 1945, just after receiving his medical degree, Dr. Meyer-Schwickerath conceived of the idea of therapeutic photo-coagulation.  A recent solar eclipse…
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