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July 1933


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Atlanta, Ga.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;10(1):115. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830020123022

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To the Editor.— I observe that in Dr. Edward Jackson's paper on "Changes in Ocular Refraction," which appears in the last Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, he does not mention my three papers on the rotation of the axis in astigmatism, though he refers quite fully to the subject.

The first of my contributions was published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology in 1920 and was called, "Astigmatism, Especially with Regard to the Influence of Age upon the Axis"; the second, entitled "Astigmatism," appeared in the Archives of Ophthalmology (50: 19, 1921) and the third, under the title, "The Law of Rotation of the Astigmatic Axis," also appeared in the Archives (52:62, 1923).

The third paper opened with these words, "The `rule' which is applied to the axis in astigmatism should apparently be supplanted or modified in favor of another which appears to be much more

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