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Blind Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0007  Tuesday, 6 January 2009

[1]  From:     Larry Weiss <
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      Date:     Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 19:51:58 -0500
      Subj:     Re: SHK 19.0687 Blind Shakespeare

[2]  From:     Bud Thompson <
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      Date:     Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 22:50:16 -0800
      Subj:     Re: SHK 19.0687 Blind Shakespeare


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From:        Larry Weiss <
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Date:        Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 19:51:58 -0500
Subject: 19.0687 Blind Shakespeare
Comment:     Re: SHK 19.0687 Blind Shakespeare

I could be wrong, but I am under the impression that the common notion 
that one should not read in dim light as that could cause blindness fits 
in the same category as not swimming directly after eating.  If I am 
wrong, I hope someone will enlighten me by explaining the mechanism by 
which reading by poor light damages the globe, retina, optic nerve, etc.

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From:        Bud Thompson <
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Date:        Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 22:50:16 -0800
Subject: 19.0687 Blind Shakespeare
Comment:     Re: SHK 19.0687 Blind Shakespeare

Is there scientific evidence that writing by dim light causes blindness? 
Couldn't Shakespeare have just...written bigger?

Louis W. Thompson

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