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June 1956

Our Blind Children: Growing and Learning with Them.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1956;55(6):916. doi:10.1001/archopht.1956.00930030920019

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For the past ten years the incidence of blindness in children has increased considerably, due to retrolental fibroplasia. As a result, all ophthalmologists are now confronted in their offices with the problem of blind children and what to tell their parents. Once the dreadful news is broken to these parents that they have the problem of bringing up a blind child, who is to give them the instruction and wise counseling which will fit them for this difficult task? It is obviously something the ophthalmologist cannot escape, and yet, unfortunately, in a busy office it is simply impossible to take more than the most meager amount of time to start the parents on their uphill fight toward guiding the development of these children. This book is a godsend for the ophthalmologist, therefore, as well as a bible for such parents.

The book is intelligently written, without any sentimentality, and yet

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