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December 13, 1902

The Operative Treatment of Strabismus.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(24):1535-1537. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480500041012

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An answer to Dr. Geo. M. Gould's paper in The Journal of the American Medical Association, November 1, page 1106.

Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 3, 1902.

To the Editor:  —If in the following I shall attempt to refute some of Dr. Gould's arguments against the operative treatment of heterophoria and strabismus, I am fully aware of the difficulty of the task. With his overwhelming figures, the weight of his well-earned reputation, and the admirable spirit of sincerity which pervades every phase of his reasoning, Dr. Gould's position is formidable enough to intimidate any "deus minoris gentis."However, I believe that in the seemingly impregnable wall with which the gallant defender of conservatism has surrounded himself, there are several weak spots; some of the fundamental stones are loosened already by the able efforts of others, and here and there I even find that the builder has altogether neglected to support his foundation

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