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JAMA 100 Years Ago
February 20, 2002

Climate or Spectacles?

Author Affiliations

JenniferReiling, Assistant Editor

JAMA. 2002;287(7):816. doi:10.1001/jama.287.7.816-JJY20001-2-1

Current Medical Literature.

Among the various individuals who seek relief in Southern California there are not a few nervous wrecks who find little relief until they have fallen into the hands of the oculist. Hull would suggest to every physician who advises patients to try that climate to ask them whether they have had their eyes examined by a competent oculist. Some would not come, they would find spectacles cheaper. He reports several cases illustrating his views. He thinks it would also be well to examine the eyes of every person having consumption and kindred exhausted conditions, with the view of correcting any error of refraction, or heterophoria, which could cause reflex trouble.