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March 1960


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Ophthalmological Resident Veterans Administration Hospital University Drive Pittsburgh 40.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1960;63(3):581. doi:10.1001/archopht.1960.00950020583017

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To the Editor:  —In answering the November, 1959, Home Study Course in "Optics and Principals of Biomycroscopy," my attention was drawn to the explanation of the Maddox-rod phenomenon. Two excellent descriptions of the same phenomenon were found. The first and earlier description was that by Arthur Linksz, M.D. in his book "Physiology of the Eye—Optics," Vol. 1, 1950, pp. 206-209; the second, Harry Eggers, M.D., "The Maddox-Rod Phenomenon," A.M.A. Archives of Ophthalmology (61:246-247 [Feb.] 1959). Both are well-written and well-illustrated. However, after studying Dr. Linksz example on the Lens Bench, I more readily understood Dr. Eggers exacting treatise. Thus, there is an explanation of the phenomenon in a textbook prior to Dr. H. Eggers description in the February Archives.Mr. H. H. Emsley's discussion of the phenomenon as quoted by Dr. Eggers in the A.M.A. Archives of Ophthalmology (62:917-918 [Nov.] 1959), is a discussion and not a description of the

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