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1906 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
In a small proportion of cases, blindness is caused during infancy, but in the majority it must be attributed to the more dangerous, and especially to the contagious, eye affections, concerning which the public is too little informed. There is no disability that is in its way more discouraging to the individual or more costly to the public than blindness, and, while it is possible to render it less of a public and private burden, very much still remains to be done. The evil is none the less
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doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510350040012 fatcat:kpshvtpqrvbofontgdx26uvs24