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August 18, 1906

The Eye and Nervous System, Their Diagnostic Relations.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(7):525. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520070059021

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This work, which is a unique one in the English language, is the result of the combined labor of twenty-two contributors, each of whom is a specialist in either ophthalmology or neurology. That two such specialties should be represented in a work of this kind is not to be wondered at when the intimate relations which exist between the eye and the nervous system are considered. Diseases affecting the nervous system produce symptoms connected with the eye perhaps more frequently than with any other organ, and on the other hand abnormal conditions of the eye underlie many symptoms associated with the nervous system. While the intricacies of ophthalmology and of neurology belong to the specialists, the general practitioner should at least be familiar enough with the methods of examination to enable him to recognize the symptoms when present and to correctly interpret their significance. These points are all well presented

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