September 1, 1894

Cataract Extraction as an Office Operation.

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(9):358-359. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421140032008

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Charleston, S. C., August, 1894.

To the Editor:  —I have read with surprise three communications on this subject in the August number of the Ophthalmic Record, by Drs. T.E. Murrell, W. Cheatam and Robert Fields LeMond. Dr. Murrell's advocacy of this proceeding has been well known for several years, and I did not for a moment think that any one else would try to usurp his position as prime mover or would even wish to share such an honor(?) with him. Dr. Murrell is a progressive and intelligent ophthalmologist and as every man is apt to have a hobby or to be peculiar in certain views, I think but little attention was paid to this vagary of advocating the removal of cataract in his office or at a dispensary, and sending a patient to his home immediately afterward; but all thought that sooner or later he would sober down and

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