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Abe's Eyes

Abe's Eyes Abe's Eyes CHARLES Boston SNYDER, Five months before he received the nomination for the Republican Presidency, Abraham Lincoln at the a an wrote, of request worker, campaign autobiographical In sketch. a few hundred he words, not one of them told of his birth superfluous, and of his of the of his and of his birthplace, parents, migrations family, schooling. He ended the sketch with a of himself: "I in 6 feet 4 description am, inches, height lean in on an 180 dark with coarse dark nearly flesh, average pounds, complexion and other marks or hair, brands recollected." eyes—no gray Lincoln as saw wrote of himself he himself. He wrote of his eyes being gray. were. were more But than another of They were, they just pair gray eyes. They he have aware of one and could not been of the most "marks or it, outstanding on so brands" his face—or those who have made themselves authorities on Lincoln's have concluded. physiognomy from the medical literature and are ob¬ Here, gleaned biographical literature, on some of servations Lincoln's made these authorities. Some of the ob¬ eyes by servations have of truth and some are touched with ring certainly fancy. that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1966 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1966.00970050295026
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Abstract

Abe's Eyes CHARLES Boston SNYDER, Five months before he received the nomination for the Republican Presidency, Abraham Lincoln at the a an wrote, of request worker, campaign autobiographical In sketch. a few hundred he words, not one of them told of his birth superfluous, and of his of the of his and of his birthplace, parents, migrations family, schooling. He ended the sketch with a of himself: "I in 6 feet 4 description am, inches, height lean in on an 180 dark with coarse dark nearly flesh, average pounds, complexion and other marks or hair, brands recollected." eyes—no gray Lincoln as saw wrote of himself he himself. He wrote of his eyes being gray. were. were more But than another of They were, they just pair gray eyes. They he have aware of one and could not been of the most "marks or it, outstanding on so brands" his face—or those who have made themselves authorities on Lincoln's have concluded. physiognomy from the medical literature and are ob¬ Here, gleaned biographical literature, on some of servations Lincoln's made these authorities. Some of the ob¬ eyes by servations have of truth and some are touched with ring certainly fancy. that

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1966

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