Mr. William Henry Ross of Davidson's Mains, Scotland, became totally blind at the age of 69. As a result of his personal tragedy, he became keenly interested in the study of the causes of blindness and its prevention. In 1935 he established the foundation bearing his name, but it was not until several years later, particularly during the war, that it began to function. The present report consists of a series of scientific papers, reprints of work published elsewhere by the authors, subsequent to 1935. It also includes an interesting history of the foundation and a summary of its valuable activities in the past thirteen years. It is good to have all of these contributions under one roof, so to speak.
Since Edinburgh is the center of a large coal mining area, and eye injuries are a common cause of blindness and loss of working time, it was natural that