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March 21, 1903

The Biographic Clinics of Dr. Gould.

JAMA. 1903;XL(12):792. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490120044011

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Chicago, March 14, 1903.

To the Editor:  —The medical profession is under many obligations to Dr. George M. Gould, the vigorous editor of American Medicine. The last product of his fertile brain and productive pen is the "Biographic Clinics," a book of 233 pages. In writing this wonderful book he has done pioneer work in a most important department of medicine. He has shown conclusively that five of the greatest men in history were the subjects of eyestrain, which was responsible for all the agonies that made the busiest and most useful epochs in their lives a constant misery. The analysis of the symptoms related by themselves or their biographers is so logical that no doubt can be left in the minds of the careful reader concerning the correctness of the author's conclusions. There can be no doubt that thousands are affected in a similar manner to-day, and as any

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