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July 10, 1943


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Canton, Ohio.

JAMA. 1943;122(11):764. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840280048025

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To the Editor:—  The editorial on color blindness and conclusion was read with interest. In this connection may I relate an experience I had during routine physical examination of men applying for positions in a large industrial plant. I found an applicant who was color blind and informed him of his condition, as in the type of work required of the applicant color blindness did not enter into the question of accepting or rejecting him for the position. I casually inquired what work he was doing before coming here and he replied that he was a color matcher in a cloth manufacturing concern. This aroused my curiosity and I asked him to tell me frankly how he was able to get along as a color matcher when he was definitely color blind. He replied "The boss would bring a paddle which was colored and told me to match it, which

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