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May 12, 1900

Medicine in the Far East.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(19):1207-1208. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460190057021

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Abstract

Vienna, Austria, April 13, 1900.

LUCKNOW.

To the Editor:  I found rather "short picking" as far as medicine is concerned, in Lucknow. There is a special hospital there for lying-in and gynecologic cases, but as everywhere in India women have a deep-rooted prejudice against allowing men to examine or treat them; they are very generally cared for by an inexperienced female.By a visit to King's Hospital. I made the acquaintance of Dr. Raham Khan Bahadur, a native physician of wide reputation, and especially noted as an operator for cataract. The Doctor has done over 7000 operations of this kind, after a manner that he claims is practiced only by himself. He uses pure cocain in powder, to render the eye insensible. He makes the usual incision before his extraction, but uses no eye speculum, and does not fix the eye with forceps while operating. After the incision is made,

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