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August 13, 1927

Our Own and Our Cousins' Eyes.

JAMA. 1927;89(7):545. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690070055034

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In this lecture the author provides a comparative study of the eyes of fishes, reptiles and mammals, leading to a brief discussion of the human eye as it exists today. Man is at present a near-looking animal. Nature is trying to help him by strengthening the focusing apparatus for near points. Dr. Shastid believes that the eye of the future will be a normal-sighted eye supplied with strongly developed focusing apparatus for near objects. The field of view will become smaller and smaller. He anticipates a future in which the human eye will be microscopic and telescopic.

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