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May 2, 1896

New Truths in Ophthalmology

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(18):889-890. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430700041021

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In the third edition of this work the accomplished author has not attempted to advance any "new truths," but has added three new chapters in attempting to prove those already advanced. One of these is devoted to a reply to Dr. Hotz's criticism on his theories of the action of the oblique muscles. The incorporation of such an article in a book without giving the original criticism to which it is a reply, seems hardly to be in a spirit of fairness. Another chapter is given to an article published in the Ophthalmic Record, by Dr. Lowry, on the "Obliquity of Retinal Images in Oblique Astigmatism as Shown by Photography." The third is given to the author's address before the Eighth International Congress of Ophthalmology, without discussing the truth or falsity of the author's "truths." It is greatly to be regretted that he has not presented them in better form,

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