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Opthamologists responses to survey seeking support for hereditary blindness law
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American Philosophical Society, ERO, MSC77,SerX,Box3: Harry H. Laughlin

Opthamologists responses to survey seeking support for hereditary blindness law

five dollars. If these two agree that children of the proposed union would probably have vision so defective as to make them liable to become public charges, then the Judge may prohibit the proposed marriage, until the contracting parties file satisfactory bonds with the county clerk for an amount sufficient to provide for the support and education of at least one child who might have more or less imperfect vision and, therefore, require support as a public charge." The committee desires advice before presenting this or any recommendation which is open to criticism. We ask your response to the following four points. To save space and time you may use the numbers in replying. 1st. What is your opinion of the possibility of reducing the amount of hereditary blindness by some sort of law? [written in] Favorable to avoid congenital blindness 2nd. Would you approve of such a law as is here outlined? [written in] Yes 3rd. If not, please state what changes you would make. 4th. What other solution of the problem would you suggest? [written in, partially illegible] infant eyes at birth As the report of this committee will soon have to be ready for the printer, we shall appreciate a prompt reply to this letter. We will begin to tabulate returns on January 31st. Very sincerely yours, [signed] Howard J. Banker, Acting Assistant Director.

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