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June 5, 1943

Current Comment

JAMA. 1943;122(6):377-378. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840230029010

COLOR BLINDNESS  In The Journal for March 20 reference was made to an alleged cure for color blindness said to have been devised by one J. H. Lepper, optometrist, of Mason City, Iowa. Subsequent to the publication of that statement, Lepper sent to The Journal a communication in which he insisted that he does control color blindness in from fifteen to twenty days so that boys who followed his methods passed government tests. He submitted complete instructions as to the technic that he uses, some special lenses which are used as a part of the procedure, and a list of men now in the Navy and in the Air Force who had previously been rejected but were accepted after having followed his technic. The material concerned was referred to appropriate agencies in Washington, which verified the information supplied by Lepper as to the men who had been rejected and later