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May 1954


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3 Hopper St. Utica, N. Y.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;51(5):725-726. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920040735019

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To the Editor:  —A full discussion of the stimulating paper by George and Dorothy Berner, entitled "Relation of Ocular Dominance, Handedness, and the Controlling Eye in Binocular Vision" (A. M. A. Arch. Ophth.50:603-608 [Nov.] 1953), requires more space than the paper itself. From their good clinical results it must be concluded that their treatment of reading difficulties is effective, but I cannot escape the impression that the basis of their reasoning is incorrect. Two points can be singled out.In discussing their technique of examination, the authors state: "Notation of hand use should be made, including any attempted or accomplished change of handedness." Now, the determination of handedness is not possible by merely "noting the hand use." Bethe and his school, and others, have shown that it is wrong to assume that all non-left-handed people are right-handed. Among the apparently right-handed are a large number of completely and

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