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July 1951

Strabismus Ophthalmic Symposium

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;46(1):110-111. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700020115014

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This is the first volume of its kind to appear in the English literature. It represents the transactions of the strabismus symposium held at the University of Iowa under the management of Dr. James H. Allen. Represented at this symposium were this country's foremost authorities on the subject, and the volume, as such, is the only available single source of the present day concepts of their contributions.

In the introduction, Dr. Allen points out that there have emerged from various institutions widely different views on the cause and treatment of strabismus, which have led to confusion in the minds of the average ophthalmologist. The symposium had as its main purpose the clarification of some of these widely divergent views. The reader will doubt whether this purpose has been fulfilled, nor should any compromise have been expected. The originators themselves will seldom retreat from a position which has been developed after

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