The Ophthalmoscope Volume 3

The Ophthalmoscope Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...effort is being made by the General Board of Opticians to defeat the clause in the Medical Acts Amendment Bill, now before Parliament, which seeks to restrain opticians from testing the eyes for errors of refraction. "All over the United States, and indeed, The Opticians Aspire a, j Qver tfae WQrld the opticians are estab. to Practise Medicine...., by Deception. "fishing periodicals and schools, and are "moving legislatures, as much of heaven and "earth as they can, for the privilege of practising ophthalmology "without a medical education or license. Their contention is, of "course, the humorous one that errors of refraction and muscle "imbalance have no relation to diseases of the eye, and that to "themselves should therefore be left the practice of testing and "prescribing, as well as making, glasses. The claim is the "sheerest impertinence and error. Every case of refraction is or "may be inextricably bound up with diseases of the eye and of the "general system. As well might the maker of trusses pose as a "surgeon whose speciality is hernia, or a maker of pessaries and "forceps call himself a gynaecologist. The best proof of the "absurdity of the aspirations of the opticians is that no glasses "ordered by them are ever correct. Among thousands not one will "be formed mathematically or optically answering the patient's "needs. They cannot, and dare not use a mydriatic, unless they "hire some scapegrace physician to prostitute his profession, and "without such a help, in the vast majority of cases, there can be "no accurate diagnosis of errors of refraction. These men are in "reality seeking to practise medicine without more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236566423