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September 19, 1959

Squint and Allied Conditions

JAMA. 1959;171(3):371. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010210123026

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This book is the fruit of the author's large clinical experience with over 41,500 patients. The diagnostic and therapeutic procedures discussed are those he has evolved in dealing with this frequently baffling condition. The chapters covering case history and objective and subjective examinations are detailed and should be of great benefit to the neophyte. The chapters dealing with the nonsurgical treatment of squint are less precise. Some argument might be made in favor of the author's use of atropine, although most authorities would question its use over a period of several years, as here advocated. The argument in favor of the use of prisms is supported only by the slender reed of clinical impression and fails to explain why use of prisms should be successful. Since no controls were observed, one wonders how successful such treatment really is. The type of surgical treatment here advocated is more in conformity with

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