Mental Hygiene in the Community

Mental Hygiene in the Community

448 OBITUARIES It is very fitting that Dr. William Holland Wilmer should be honored in this manner as his contributions to oph­ thalmology have been...

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It is very fitting that Dr. William Holland Wilmer should be honored in this manner as his contributions to oph­ thalmology have been great. The Jour­ nal takes this opportunity to congratu­ late him. Lawrence T. Post. Mental hygiene in the community. By Clara Bassett. 394 pages. Published by the Macmillan Company, New York, 1934. Price $3.50. This book is a very complete pres­ entation of the subject of mental hy­ giene. The various chapters consider the relationship to medicine, nursing. social service agencies, delinquency and law, parental education, the pre-school child, education and teacher training, the church and theological training, in­ dustry, recreation, and psychiatric insti­ tutions and agencies. The first three are of particular interest to the doctor. The application to ophthalmology is not specific but occurs in the general medi­ cal relationship. The book is carefully and thought­ fully written as have been the other works by this same author. Binding and printing are above reproach, character­ istic of all Macmillan publications. Lawrence T. Post. A glossary of French medical terms referable to the eye. By Ellen Kerney. 209 pages. Published by The Institute of French Studies, Inc., Columbia University, New York, 1934. Paper bound. Price $1.50. This volume obviously represents a tremendous amount of work but though occupying 209 pages the author does not claim that it is more than an at­ tempt to collect eye terms listed in standard works and new phrases used in recent magazine articles. This thesis was compiled under the supervision of Professor Henri Muller, Executive Officer of the Department of Romance Languages, Columbia Uni­ versity. It was read and criticized from the viewpoint of ophthalmology by Dr. Webb W. Weeks. After each definition is given the source of the information. To the reader

of French ophthalmic articles the book will prove of considerable value as an adjuvant to the usual French diction­ ary. Lawrence T. Post. OBITUARIES Arnoldo Angelucci "Know ye not that a prince and a great man has this day fallen?"

Those who had the good fortune to attend the Twelfth International Ophthalmological Congress held at Naples in 1909 will not readily forget the un­ wearying efforts of its President, Pro­ fessor Angelucci, to make that which proved to be the last international meet­ ing before the Great War, a most happy, successful and scientific affair. The next gathering was to have been held in Russia in 1914 but a score of years had to pass before representatives of the contesting nations could amica­ bly meet together in Holland in 1929. There, under the harmonizing influence of Van der Hoeve, de Lapersonne, de Grosz, Maggiore and others there was a recementing of broken friendships strengthened by mutual cooperative ef­ forts in the congressional meeting and later in the more personal contacts brought about by the formation of the International Society for the Preven­ tion of Blindness and the International League for the Control of Trachoma. In these Angelucci was active and he carried back to Italy renewed energy in supplementing the Duce's efforts to make the Italians a strong and vigorous people. Angelucci had lived nearly all of his long life (he was nearly eighty when he died) in the Southlands of Italy. A young professor at Cagliari, he ad­ vanced rapidly to Messina, to Palermo, and finally to Naples succeeding the then great master De Yincentiis, a posi­ tion which he filled until 1929 when having reached the age of retirement he was made Honorary Professor to his old university. Arnoldo Angelucci was deeply read in medicine and his brilliant mind and keen faculty of observation gave his half century of clinical experience an