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August 27, 1892

A METHOD OF EXAMINING THE EYES OF SCHOOL-CHILDREN.BASED ON THE STUDY OF THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTYSIX BOYS IN THE WILLIAM PENN CHARTER SCHOOL. Read in the Section of Ophthalmology at the Forty-third annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held in Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

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OF PHILADELPHIA. PA.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(9):249-251. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420090011002d

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Abstract

Threadbare as this subject may appear to anyone who, without special interest in it, has noted the appearance of hundreds of papers on the matter, and has, perhaps, been disgusted at the wide discrepancies of views and results which they too often reveal; it is, nevertheless, one of great importance to us, as citizens and ophthalmologists, and it is likely to demand more, rather than less, attention in the future. All its aspects have claims upon our interest and study, but many of them belong to the Section on Hygiene and State Medicine rather than to the Ophthalmic Section. I wish here and at this time, to formulate some views as to the methods of investigation which have been impressed on me as best by a dozen years of study, in the hope that any future investigators may profit, as they too rarely have in the past, by the experiences

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