News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 31 No. 102 2018. August 21, 2018

Biography traces the steps of a trachoma pioneer

Ophthalmic surgeon Arthur Ferguson MacCallan (1872–1955) worked in Egypt between 1903 and 1923. The MacCallan Classification of Trachoma (now replaced by the WHO grading system) was the first grading system used to standardise the diagnosis of the disease. Grandson Michael MacCallan has now published the second edition of his book about Arthur: Light out of Deep Darkness. A biography of Arthur Ferguson MacCallan, the trachoma pioneer (2nd edition).

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