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April 25, 1908

TREATMENT OF CHRONIC TRACHOMA.

Author Affiliations

SPRINGFIELD, ILL.

JAMA. 1908;L(17):1338-1344. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310430022001d
Abstract

The original scope of this paper did not include the surgical treatment, but it has been suggested that mention be made of treatment of entropion, and such surgical measures as may be used or endorsed. This makes a broad subject—too broad to be encompassed in a short paper—and for this reason I will confine myself to what seems to me of especial merit. This will leave the subject open for discussion by those who may favor Roentgen-ray treatment, electrolysis, or other lines which may be intentionally omitted, and the omission is not made with the purpose of ignoring other methods, but because of an insufficient amount of actual experience to enable me to express a judgment which may be deemed of value.

It will be presupposed, for the sake of argument, that the disease is contagious, and if so, due to a germ. This is based on personal observation relative

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