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December 16, 1905

Ophthalmic Neuromyology. A Study of the Normal and Abnormal Actions of Ocular Muscles from the Brain Side of the Question.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(25):1894. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510250060027

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Any work on the oculomotor system by Dr. Savage must attract attention, as he is admitted by every ophthalmologist conversant with the literature of the day to be, perhaps, our highest authority on the subject. This, we are sure, is true not only of theories connected with eye muscle problems, but of their bearings in practice. Quite apart from his other works touching on these questions, "New Truths in Ophthalmology" and "Ophthalmic Myology" he has written many articles in which original views of the innervation of the straight muscles, their actions under normal and abnormal conditions, and their relations to one another are plainly set forth. Although it has not been possible for some observers to accept all these new doctrines, it must be said that the majority of them have successfully withstood the test of time, criticism and further investigation. Consequently, we are inclined to regard with favor the

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