l^octor \\ ilson outlines the treatment which he found beneficial in these cases. He observed that ill .111 ear totally deaf to voice and tuning forks it is pussible to get ))erception of forks through bone conduction by siunmation of stimuli. Rased on this lie developed a method of treatment which resulted ill a large luimbor of cases in satisfactorv results. For an account of this treatment and the results the original paper will have to be consulted. In con- cluding he said prognosis is good as a rule. While a psychogenic factor cannot fjc denied in concus- sion deafness the frequency of labyrinthine symp- toms immediately following the shell burst speaks against an exclusive view of the psychogenic or functional exjjlanation of the nerve cleafness. SECTION IN OPHTHALMOLOGY. The Relation of Hereditary Eye Defects Buy Levitra Online In Canada to Genetics and Eugenics. — Dr. LtcitN Howe, of ButValcj, >aid that the plan of his paper was to bring the bibliography to date ; to arrange it according to diagnosis ; add new family histories to such eye de- fects ; chart certain histories reported previously only in narrative form ; compare the relation of such defects with the Mcndelian or other principles Buy Levitra Online In Canada of heredity ; show the importance of a differential diag- nosis between defects really hereditary and thc-c due to infection; and to suggest a plan for the preven- tion of hereditary blindness by seijuestration, or by sterilization if the transmitter of the blindness so elects. The bibliography contained a list of over seven hundred articles on the subject, or about two hundred more than had been given in earlier bibli- ographies, all arranged according to diagnoses. Twenty- four new family histories, taken from the family histories of eye defects at the Eugenics Rec- ord Office, Cold Spring Harbor, and over two hurv- dred new charts of family histories, which had been given previously only in narrative form, were also presented. The relation of eye defects to the Men- delian law was shown by the breeding of eye defects in fowls. Some of the family histories of eye de- fects reported as due to heredity were evidently re- sults of infection. It was suggested that a commit- tee be appointed to report upon the question whether the section should advise legislation for the preven- tion of blindness by the sequestration or even the sterilization of persons whose offspring showed that such persons possessed this extreme eye defect as a dominant factor. Later, in executive session, such a committee was appointed. 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