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October 8, 1898

THE FIELD OF BINOCULAR FIXATION OR THE HOME OF THE GUIDING SENSATION OF THE RETINA.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF OPHTHALMOLOGY IN MEDICAL DEPARTMENT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. NASHVILLE, TENN.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(15):844-846. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450150030001n
Abstract

A private letter from Dr. Francis Valk of New York has led me into a further study of the guiding sensation of the retina. In my book "New Truths in Ophthalmology," I have emphasized its importance as master of the extrinsic and intrinsic eye muscles, but it seems to me now that I did not place enough emphasis on it. The part of Dr. Valk's letter which has led me to undertake this communication is as follows: "I have been reading your book lately and have been very much pleased with the work; but as I have read it a question has come into my mind that I want to ask you about. I note that in your chapter on Accommodation and Convergence, you lay great stress and importance on the guiding sensation of the eyes, and there I agree with you; but if this function is so important, and

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