FOURTEENIF WE CAN DO IT, SO CAN YOU

The story of blindness prevention in the 20th century was brought to life by an ensemble cast of passionate strangers, people who dedicated their lives to restoring sight in far-flung corners of the world, inspiring hundreds to join them. There was the German missionary Ernst Christoffel, who began treating sightless children in Turkey; and the New Zealander Fred Hollows, who journeyed across Africa, Asia, and the Australian outback treating curable blindness. In the United Kingdom, there was Sir John Wilson, who spurred entire nations to launch blindness-control programs and cofounded the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. There was the strong-willed French-Swiss doctor Nicole Grasset, who ...

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