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December 18, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXIX(25):1246-1247. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440510008001c

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The matter to which I call your attention, the baby's eyes in the perambulator, is one epoch in the life of many children that seems absolutely to have been ignored. I say many children! The very poor are not luxuriating on wheels. They have a possible contact with mother earth, or with a pavement. Again they get the air on the hip of an older sister. Children born in the other extreme of worldly position are not so often in a baby cab.

In the maternity, the nursery and in the school, the young eyes have received intelligent attention with preventive suggestion and remedial treatment.

The first bright spring days are hailed by invalids and almost anybody's baby is then given a breath in the fresh air. The invalid is apt to have a veil, colored glasses, a close carriage, a sunshade, etc. For this outing the baby of fairly

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