The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment
Without Glasses - online book

The Original Bates Method, for correcting vision defects

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xviii                          Contents
CHAPTER XXX                             PAGE
Normal Sight and the Relief of Pain for Soldiers and
Growth of militarism in the United States-Demand for universal military training-Lack of suitable mate rial for such training-Defective eyesight greatest im pediment to the raising of an efficient army-None more easily removed-Plan for correcting defects of vision submitted to Surgeon General during the war-Not acted upon-Now presented to the public with some modifications-First requisite eye education in schools and colleges-Eye education in training camps and at the front also needed, even for those whose sight is normal-How school system might be modified for mili tary and naval use-Soldiers should not be allowed to wear glasses-Importance of eye training to aviators- Eye training for the relief of pain.
Letters from Patients.......290
Army officer cures himself-A teacher's experiences- Mental effects of central fixation-Relief after twenty-five years-Search for myopia cure rewarded-Facts versus theories-Cataract relieved by central fixation.
CHAPTER XXXII Reason and Authority.......304
Inaccessibility of average mind to reason-Facts dis credited if contrary to authority-Patients discredit their own experience under this influence-Cure of cataract ignored by medical profession-Expulsion of author from N. Y. Post Graduate Medical School for curing myopia-Man not a reasoning being-Consequences to the world.