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January 22, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXX(4):201-203. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440560029001k

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The only apology that need be offered for presuming to discuss the question of amblyopia ex anopsia before this learned section of the American Medical Association is to state the existing fact that in this year 1897 there are eminent ophthalmologists who deny the possibility of the occurrence of the said condition. It would seem that this question should have been definitely settled long since, but it was discussed extensively, pro and con, at the meeting of this Association in 1893, and at this meeting we are to have some more pros and cons, no doubt.

How any ophthalmologist who observes closely, thinks clearly and weighs well the terms he is using, will venture to assert that there is no such condition as amblyopia ex anopsia I shall not attempt to explain. While it is a fact that it has not fallen to the good fortune of many oculists to

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