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December 1950

Worth's Squint.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;44(6):914. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910020927018

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This is in reality the eighth edition of Worth's "Squint," which has recently appeared under the pen of T. Keith Lyle. No one has had as much influence on the philosophy of squint since Worth's passing as Bernard Chavasse. Chavasse was the first to seize on the work of Sherrington, Magnus and Pavlov and to interpret squint as a perversion of the binocular reflexes. He was the first to place the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of strabismus on a sound psychological basis; and yet his book, for all its excellence of prose, required such careful reading and rereading that it was appreciated only by a relative few who were willing to give it the time it deserved.

Lyle has undertaken a difficult job and done it well. He has condensed the first edition and sought to clarify wherever possible some of the concepts of reflex development so as to make

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