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March 17, 1906

Refraction, Including Muscle Imbalance and the Adjustment of Glasses.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(11):823. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510380061027

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Although within recent years there have been many publications dealing with the problems of refraction, muscular insufficiency and the correct adjustment of lenses for ocular purposes, we believe that none of them is better suited to the beginner than this small work. It is sufficiently illustrated with good, clear cuts, and the literary portion of it is everything that one could desire. No doubt the authors might easily have added to (or, perhaps, padded) their small work, but in the absence of such elaboration we believe that it will have a wider sale than many a larger treatise. If we were disposed to criticise the work from the textbook standpoint the principal objection we would raise is to the small space devoted to skiascopy. That important objective test is not as carefully or as fully considered as it ought to be. On the whole, however, the book is a very

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