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September 17, 1887

A Myopic Horse.

JAMA. 1887;IX(12):376. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400110024006

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—One of the attractions, and an observed of all observers, of the Clinton marketplace in Boston not long since, as we learn from a daily paper, was a horse wearing spectacles. The animal was very near-sighted, and an oculist took the necessary measurements and had a pair of concave glasses made for it. Unfortunately the report does not state just how the animal was examined, whether he can count fingers at ten feet, or what Jaeger test type he can now read.

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