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September 12, 1891

MONOCULAR DIPLOPIA.Read in the Section on Ophthalmology, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

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JAMA. 1891;XVII(11):400-405. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410890012001b

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The relation between the eye and brain has always been a fascinating subject for study, and as would be naturally expected, the school of ophthalmology has done very much to aid in the determination of the characters, symptoms and localization of cerebral troubles. The invention of the ophthalmoscope antedates but a short time the development of the cerebral surgeon, and although this instrument enables us to almost see the brain, it can only yet be considered an aid to diagnosis, for the knowledge we have of cerebral morphology is the result of the patient study of many minds and the sifted records of ten thousand cases. Every addition to the common fund of experience may be of value to all, so I feel that I am justified to introduce the subject diplopia monocularis, with a report of a case from my own practice, and review some cases from the writings

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