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Ophthalmology in Spain

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7246.1391/a (Published 20 May 2000)
Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1391.2

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Many travellers in Spain have been struck by the number of blind persons everywhere met with. Dr. Camuset, writing in 1874, said that the streets of the large towns literally swarm with blind folk. They go about in bands of five or six, begging, and rolling about their sightless …

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