The History of Tulane Ophthalmology
Dr. Monte Gene Holland
Dr. Monte Gene Holland (b. 1928) joined Tulane as an instructor in ophthalmology in 1957. He rose to full professor by 1966, at the age of 38. He was quite active in the basic research of glaucoma, particularly studies involving the innervation of the ciliary body and how this influenced aqueous outflow. His work helped usher in the age of the beta-blocking agents.
In mid-1971, Dr. Holland succeeded Dr. Allen as chairman at the age of 43. During his tenure of four and a half years as chairman, part-time, non-salaried faculty began to decline volunteering their time, viewing the full-time faculty as their competitors. Dr. Holland resigned at the end of 1976.
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