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WHAT THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DISEASES OF THE EYE.

FRANK TRESTER SMITH, A.M., M.D.
JAMA. 1894;XXII(15):544-545. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420940020002c.
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In the issue of the Journal of February 3 Dr. W. A. Fisher reviews an article of mine on the above subject read before the Tennessee State Medical Society. In the article I stated that it was not expected that every doctor should become a specialist but that he should understand enough to know his ignorance; that it was not necessary for him to be able to fit glasses but he should understand the main indications for the use of spectacles, viz.: Presbyobia, diminished vision, asthenopia, headache, functional nervous diseases, etc.; he should be able to diagnose between cataract and glaucoma as a cause of poor vision, and also be familiar with the diagnosis of inflammations of the conjunctiva, cornea and iris; he should be informed on the indications and contraindications for the use of atropin, eserin and similar drugs. My article was an endeavor to outline a statement of

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