December 3, 1887

A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Astigmatism.

JAMA. 1887;IX(23):736. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400220032015

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This work is the only one of its kind. It is devoted entirely to the study of the nature and correction of astigmatism. The subject is an important one not only to specialists but also to the general practitioner. The relation between so-called nervous diseases and errors of refraction has become generally recognized. Reflex annoyances dependent upon ametropia are daily observed, and the attention of physicians cannot be too forcibly drawn to the important role played by optical defects in the causation of these neuroses. The author has defined the fundamental principles necessary for a proper underderstanding of astigmatism, in a clear and concise manner; all the facts are treated in a popular style, enabling the student to grasp readily a subject usually considered difficult. In the chapter on the use of atropine for the detection of errors of refraction, the doctor emphasizes an opinion that latent hypermetropia of a

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