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November 2, 1901


Author Affiliations

Professor of Diseases of the Eye in the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital; Assistant Surgeon in the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, Etc. NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(18):1167-1172. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470440017001e

If some one were good enough, or I might better say wise enough, to formulate a uniform set of tests for the detection and accurate measurement of strabismus, to be used by all observers in order to compare the results or the different methods of treatment, we might arrive at some valuable conclusions as to the best treatment of this affection. Again, a better understanding of the physiological action of the ocular muscles and, indeed, of physiology in general than now, as a rule, obtains would help elucidate the intricacies of the subject. The anatomy of the ocular muscles has been gone into thoroughly, but the physiological action of the ocular muscles and their intimate relation and co-relation in the use and movements of the eyes has been overlooked, or at least not kept in mind, it seems to me. In addition to a résumé of the subject of the