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August 18, 1906

OPHTHALMIC PRACTICE OF THE PRESENT TIME.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(7):485-490. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210070018001b
Abstract

An extremely interesting paper by Dr. George M. Gould1 on "A Study of Failures in Ophthalmic Practice" has called my attention to the subject of the work of the ophthalmologist of the present, and we may well ask the questions: What is it? What shall it be? Dr. Gould's candid acknowledgment of his failures and the reasons therefor will be readily accepted by most ophthalmologists, who will agree with the premises so well set forth in his paper. But I do not think, however, that the final word has been said as to the causes of our failures, nor do I believe that the present method of examination can not be improved. If we do have failures, such conditions must always exist, more or less, with all medical men, be they specialists or general practitioners. No one is infallible, even the most expert may be misled or fail by

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