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January 1948

Diseases of Children's Eyes.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(1):117-118. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020120022

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Abstract

From time to time attempts have been made to treat in print the problems of ophthalmology in its relation to children. The project has been undertaken in textbook form (Peters, A.: Die Erkrankungen des Auges im Kindesalter, Bonn, F. Cohen, 1910) and by means of contributions to the so-called medical systems (Doyne, P. G.: Diseases of the Eyes, in Thursfield, H., and Paterson, D.: Diseases of Children, London, Edward Arnold & Co., 1934, pp. 1086-1093. Terrien, F.: Maladies de l'oeil et de ses annexes, in Traité de médicine des enfants Nobécourt, P., and Babonneix, L.: Paris, Masson & Cie, 1934, vol. 4, pp. 805-837). Nowhere have these efforts been notably successful, for there is no essential difference between adult and infantile ophthalmic disease. True, there are minor anatomic differences; but if one eliminates hereditary defects (which, after all, usually continue into adult life), diseases of the eye that attack children

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