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March 13, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(11):795. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890280063021

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To the Editor:—  In the Dec. 6, 1947 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, page 894, Dr. George Haik makes an excellent contribution in his article on "Intraocular Foreign Bodies." Due to education and safety devices, fortunately, intraocular foreign bodies are not as frequently encountered as they were during the early part of the century. The late Dr. George Sloan Dixon of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary told me that when he was pioneering in roentgen localization there were always several patients to be examined roentgenologically each day. Now weeks go by without even 1 case being seen. With the decrease in cases has come need of articles like that of Dr. Haik to make up for lessened experience among eye surgeons.Dr. Haik emphasizes need of accurate localization of intraocular foreign bodies. Until the advent of the Berman and Carney locators this had to

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