In the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of 1728 an article was published that was to play an important part in the discussion surrounding Molyneux’s problem. The author of the article was the famous English surgeon and anatomist William Cheselden and was entitled “An Account of some Observations made by a young Gentleman, who was born blind, or lost his Sight so early, that he had no Remembrance of ever having seen, and was couch’d between 13 and 14 Years of Age.”1


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