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October 8, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(15):848-853. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450150034001p

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To review the several ingenious theories as to the causes of strabismus; to endeavor to dispose of the intricate and subtle anatomic and physiologic problems pertaining to the imperfectly known branch of ophthalmology; to discuss all the pros and cons concerning the relative merits of tenotomy and advancement, as well as of the methods other than surgical for the treatment of the affection, would be highly agreeable; such, however, is not my present intention. I have, from time to time, in the past stated my convictions in these matters, and shall on occasion, continue so to do, always striving meanwhile for something better yet, to offer in lieu thereof, not disdaining to iterate and reiterate in accordance with such poor light as we possess, for I believe the theme demands it. The subject of this paper was suggested to me by the worthy chairman of this Section, and in order

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