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THE FIELD OF BINOCULAR FIXATION OR THE HOME OF THE GUIDING SENSATION OF THE RETINA.

G. C. SAVAGE, M.D.
JAMA. 1898;XXXI(15):844-846. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450150030001n.
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A private letter from Dr. Francis Valk of New York has led me into a further study of the guiding sensation of the retina. In my book "New Truths in Ophthalmology," I have emphasized its importance as master of the extrinsic and intrinsic eye muscles, but it seems to me now that I did not place enough emphasis on it. The part of Dr. Valk's letter which has led me to undertake this communication is as follows: "I have been reading your book lately and have been very much pleased with the work; but as I have read it a question has come into my mind that I want to ask you about. I note that in your chapter on Accommodation and Convergence, you lay great stress and importance on the guiding sensation of the eyes, and there I agree with you; but if this function is so important, and

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