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November 25, 1905

Biographic Clinics. Vol. iii. Essays Concerning the Influence of Visual Function, Pathologic and Physiologic, on the Health of Patients.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(22):1674-1675. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510220060022

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In the third volume of "Biographic Clinics" Dr. Gould continues in a characteristically vigorous manner his striking essays on the influence of the visual function on health. He discusses minutely the long invalidism of John Addington Symonds, and Taine, the celebrated French philosopher, historian and critic. As in his previous volumes, Dr. Gould sets forth the prominent rôle of uncorrected eyestrain in their life-tragedies of persistent and seemingly inexplicable physical and mental suffering. There is an extensive chapter on the relation of the newer ophthalmology to general medicine, biology and sociology, being an address read last year at the International Congress of Arts and Science in St. Louis. In Chapter VI the history and etiology of migraine is exhaustively considered, and numerous instances quoted to prove that very many eases of this bête noir of neurologists are due to ametropia. The optical and ocular influence in the etiology of spinal

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