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September 10, 1892

MONOCULAR DIPLOPIA.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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JAMA. 1892;XIX(11):318-319. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420110022001i

In January 1888, I published a case of monocular diplopia. In order to avoid misapprehension, it may be well to state that the phase monocular diplopia is used to express the phenomenon, when there exists no visible anatomical peculiarity of the eyeball by which double images could be produced on the retina. Before narrating my own observation, I referred to similar cases published in the transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom, giving particular attention to such cases as had been followed by an autopsy. At the last meeting of this society, Dr. J. H. Thompson, of Kansas City, brought the question before this Section, reported an interesting case and discovered the probable causes of the phenomenon. He referred to several other cases. Among others, one by Foutan reported to the Ophthalmological Congress, 1885, and accompanied by a very ingenious possible explanation of the phenomenon; and the case