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Dr. Freeman brought advances in ophthalmology with love of big ideas


Dr. Jerre Freeman, humanitarian and ceaseless innovator, loved big ideas.

But he also loved acting on them and investing in them. Those qualities brought the region big advances in ophthalmology, starting with innovations in cataract surgery. By the early 1980s, Memphis was one of the few places in the United States where it was outpatient surgery.

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