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September 17, 1892

INSUFFICIENCIES OF THE OBLIQUE MUSCLES AND HOW TO CORRECT THEM.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

Author Affiliations

OF NASHVILLE. TENN. PROF. OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND OTOLOGY IN THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NASHVILLE AND VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(12):331-334. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420120005001a
Abstract

In the Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. xx, No. 1, 1891, I announced my discovery of "Insufficiency of the Oblique Muscles." I closed that paper by saying of the nervous symptoms brought about by that state: "I can see no hope of prevention or cure." On the 17th day of May, 1892, while a patient was before me whom I had known to be a sufferer from this condition for two years, and to whom I had often said, "There is not now, nor can I see how there ever can be, any relief for this trouble," a thought of the proper means of correction dawned upon me. I at once applied the newly thought of principle in this case, and with the most gratifying results. Of this case I shall have more to say before closing this paper.

Before setting forth the treatment I will refer to the condition itself,

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