William Bates

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William Horatio Bates (1860-1931) was a physician who developed what is now known as the Bates Method of eye exercises. As an ophthalmologist, he formulated a theory about vision health, and published the book Perfect Sight Without Glasses in 1920. Parts of Bates' approach to correcting vision disorders were based on psychological principles, which was contrary to many of the medical theories of the time.

Discovered a substance produced by the suprarenal gland which later would be commercialized as adrenaline. His report was published in the New York Medical Journal in may 1886.

The Bates method enjoys some acceptance as a modality of alternative medicine.

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