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September 5, 1891

FURTHER CONTRIBUTIONS TO KERATOMETRY.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

Author Affiliations

OF WASHINGTON, D. C. Professor of Ophthalmology and Otology at the Georgetown University, Ophthalmic and Aural Surgeon at the Garfield Hospital, Providence Hospital, and the Children's Hospital, Director of the Eye and Kar Clinic at the Central Dispensary and Emergency Hospital.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(10):353-355. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410880001001

It is now nearly seven years since I began to use the ophthalmometer of Javal and Schiotz daily in my practice, and six years since I published my first results from its use.

I appreciated the great practical value of the instrument from the beginning, and have persistently attempted to keep its importance as an instrument of diagnosis in astigmatism before the profession. For a time the apathy and indifference to its value were as intense here as they still seem to be in England and Germany, but recently there have been evidences of a greater interest in the instrument, so that, whereas six years ago, so far as I am aware, there were only three in use in this country, there is now, I understand, difficulty in getting orders for it filled.

In my Treatise on Astigmatism, I made the statement that I regarded it as the most important

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