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NERVOUS DISEASES

THEIR CAUSES AND THEIR TREATMENT

MEMOIR FOR THE CONCOURSE OF 18811883
ACADÉMIE ROYALE DE MÉDECINE DE BELGIQUE

WITH A SUPPLEMENT
ON THE ANOMALIES OF REFRACTION AND ACCOMMODATION

OF THE EYE AND OF THE OCULAR MUSCLES

BY

GEORGE T. STEVENS, M. D., Ph. D.
MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, OF THE AMERICAN OPHTHAL-
MOLOGICAL SOCIETY ; FORMERLY PROFESSOR OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND

PHYSIOLOGY IN THE ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE

Traditionem pondero, doctrinam respicio, sequor veritatem

NEW YORK
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

1887

COPYRIGHT, 1887, By D. APPLETON AND COMPANY.

PC341 584 1887

TO

Dr. E. LANDOLT,

OF PARIS,
WHOSE MANY VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS,

TO THE SUBJECTS OF
MUSOULAR AND OF REFRACTIVE ANOMALIES OF THE EYES,

HAVE ENRICHED THE LITERATURE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY,

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PREFACE.

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THIS memoir, which received, from l'Académie Royale de Médecine of Belgium, the highest honor awarded for the competition of 1881–1883, is now presented in the English as it was then in the French language.

The thesis for the concourse was, “Élucider par des faits cliniques et au besoin par des expériences la pathogénie et la thérapeutique des maladies des centres nerveux et principalement de l'épilepsie.”

Since this memoir was received by the Royal Academy, in December, 1883, many new views and experiences have presented themselves to the author, which he would have gladly included in this edition of the work.

This would have been inconsistent with the plan of giving it substantially in all particulars as it was submitted to the distinguished body which had already passed judgment upon it. It has been thought best to shorten the work in certain measure, and in

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