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September 20, 1924

"THE PRESCRIBING OF GLASSES": A DISCLAIMER

JAMA. 1924;83(12):941. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660120057031

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To the Editor:  —Mr. G. H. Aronsfeld of Galveston, Texas, has taken exception to a portion of my address before the Section on Ophthalmology of the American Medical Association (The Journal, July 26), in which I referred to an article in Wellsworth, October, 1923, depicting as good salesmanship a sale by Mr. Aronsfeld of expensive gold framed glasses to a patient who "looked to be an ordinary working man." I referred to this article as an example of the growing and unfortunate desire of a certain class of opticians to make sales of expensive glasses without regard to the needs and pocketbooks of their patients. Mr. Aronsfeld tells me that the article was not written by him and was incorrect, and that the patient to whom he sold the glasses in question asked for the best glasses possible and was able to afford them. I, of course, had no knowledge

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