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September 29, 1928

The Prescribing of Spectacles.

JAMA. 1928;91(13):983. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700130061037

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This edition, appearing eighteen years after the first, has been rewritten to include the more modern investigations of Gullstrand, Tscherning, Duane and others. It is divided into four main sections and an appendix; accommodation is dealt with in the first, static refraction in the second, and abnormalties of the ocular muscles in the third, while the fourth is devoted to optical principles and mathematical formulas pertaining to the eye and its refraction. In the appendix are condensed regulations for various branches of English service. This is not a textbook on refraction for beginners. It is an admixture of accurate knowledge of the principles of optics, extensive clinical experience, and sound common sense, served in palatable form without too much garnishment of theoretical spice. The practicing ophthalmologist will do well to read this book, for not only will he gain many new points, but some of his more or less dormant

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