Monday, November 8, 2010

Goats and Cataracts

I don't like the magazine Mental Floss (too over-designed and full of itself), but, always willing to give a second chance, I leafed through it at the library the other day and came across an interesting tidbit of medical / goat lore. Supposedly a doctor noticed a blind goat scratch its eye on a thorn, then, once the eye had healed, the goat was no longer blind.

I don't know the full story behind this - but I did find an interesting Google Book called "Better Eyesight" in which Dr. William H. Bates retells a story of Sinbad explaining pretty much the same goat incident.

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