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December 2, 1911

Refraction and Visual Acuity.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(23):1859. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120049033

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This volume adds one more to the manuals intended to teach the general practitioner how to the fit glasses, and how otherwise to deal with the commoner refractive errors. The author also has something to say about the use of the ophthalmoscope and the detection of color blindness. A useful chapter is that devoted to the medical inspection of the eyes and eyesight of school children, a subject that so far as concerns America has lately been too much neglected in both lay and medical literature.

A goodly Portion of the work is devoted to the visual acuity required by the employees of railroad and steamship companies, especially in Great Britain and her colonies. The matter has recently attracted much attention here and Dr. Scott's abstracts will be found very useful for comparing the requirements exacted by the British authorities.with those imposed by our own.

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