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April 1, 1899

A Practical Handbook on the Muscular Anomalies of the Eye.

JAMA. 1899;XXXII(13):732. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450400050027

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The subject-matter of this little book of 182 pages is, according to the preface, an elaboration of a short series of lectures delivered in successive winter courses at the Philadelphia Polyclinic.

The anatomy and physiology of the ocular muscles are briefly reviewed in the introductory chapters, and the subject of ocular palsies is discussed in the second part.

By far the greatest space is given to the consideration of functional anomalies of the eye muscles, and here it is pleasing to note that the authors have taken fairly conservative ground and do not care to be classed with that band of enthusiasts who claim to cure everything from alopecia to zoster by snipping the eye muscles.

Some influence in the causation of heterophoria is ascribed to general nervous conditions, and some emphasis, very properly, is placed upon the due consideration and treatment of such conditions.

The different tests for determining

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