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July 1938


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Marshalltown, Iowa

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;20(1):105-106. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850190117015

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To the Editro:—I have read the article by Dr. Maynard C. Wheeler in the December 1937 issue of the Archives (page 1000) regarding the surgical treatment of strabismus by Dr. Barraquer, formerly of Barcelona, Spain, by the myocompter.

I have also read the article by Walter I. Bristow, of Columbia, S. C., in the May issue (page 797). I wish to offer a word to substantiate Dr. Bristow's stand. On my last visit to Barcelona in 1931 I had a set of the Briggs instruments with me. I demonstrated the operation to Dr. Barraquer, and he was enthusiastic about it, particularly for children. On my return home I sent him a set, and a short time afterward he sent me his modified instrument.

Dr. Barraquer made no claim to originality. However, in his last book he cited a number of cases in which he used the operation suc

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