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September 26, 1908

Cataract Extraction. A Series of Papers with Discussion and Comments Read Before the Ophthalmological Section of the New York Academy of Medicine, 1907-1908.

JAMA. 1908;LI(13):1098. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540130054018

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This work is a valuable symposium on cataract, although the title is "Cataract Extraction." The individual papers have been contributed by men chosen for their peculiar fitness to treat the particular subject assigned to them and the whole has been most ably edited by Dr. Claiborne, who has added many valuable data from his own personal experience. Briefly, the subjects considered are: stage of development of cataract most suitable for extraction; preparation of patient and instruments; combined extraction; extraction with keratome; after-treatment; technic and indications for discission of secondary cataract; extraction in capsule; maturation operations; extraction of high myopia; final results of cataract extraction. These papers have been compiled with full discussions and may be said to cover the subject of cataract in full to date. One notable point is that in all the papers and discussions Herman Knapp of New York is the only one who mentions irrigation of

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