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September 26, 1903

The Commission Evil.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(13):796-797. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490320036014

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Milwaukee, Aug. 24, 1903.

Dr. —.

My Dear Doctor:  —Your letter of the 19th inst. received. On account of the two business questions raised in it, and as I have been approached in like manner before, I have taken some time to formulate a proper answer. I intend that this correspondence shall be published for the benefit of other young physicians who might ignorantly at some time raise the same question to their personal detriment.From the description of your case I think that the eye condition is entropion of the lids, resulting from the cicatricial stage of chronic granular conjunctivitis (trachoma). Plastic operations on the eyelid will probably relieve the entropion.It would not be fair to either patient or physician to give an estimate of the cost of the work without proper examination. As you well know, professional fees are regulated by several factors: Kind of services rendered, amount of time consumed and the financial

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