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To the Editor:
—I regret very much that I did not know of Dr. Chamlin's publication of "Lamellar Undermining" before I gave my talk on the retinal detachment panel at Section on Ophthalmology of The American Medical Association meeting, in San Francisco last June. I apologize sincerely for my negligence in not reading the literature more carefully and giving Dr. Chamlin credit for reporting earlier a procedure almost identical and certainly similar to that which I later devised and did on about 25 cases without the knowledge of his report. However, in my defense, I would like to say that the report I made was more or less of an informal preliminary nature. I plan to present a more thorough and accurate report of this procedure with diagrams at a later date, and it was for this reason that more references and bibliography were not given.Certainly, I am aware
Shipman JS. RETINAL DETACHMENT SURGERY: AN ENFOLDING OF THE SCLERA. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;61(6):1004-1005. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.00940091006014