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June 23, 1928

Strabismus: Its Etiology and Treatment.

JAMA. 1928;90(25):2054. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690520066033

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This volume deals with the etiology, clinical manifestations and variations, and treatment of strabismus. It is divided into twelve main chapters. The literature of the past century is drawn on extensively and quoted at length. The author's own views on the etiology are shrouded in a hazy indefiniteness, so that the reader is left in the air. The clinical manifestations are so well known and clear cut that nothing is added to the accepted views. In the chapter on nonsurgical treatment, the discussion leaves the impression that fully 60 per cent of all cases of strabismus are sooner or later surgical, which is somewhat contrary to modern accepted views. Naturally, a great deal of stress is laid on the operation devised by the author, the description of which was published some years ago. The final chapter is devoted to the details of sixteen fully discussed cases of strabismus with "before

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