Methods for the successful extraction of cataract have been so often the subject of discussion that it would seem as though further discussion were superfluous unless one had something both new and tried to offer. Yet the subject has a fascination that increases with experience in operating, and to old-fashioned oculists—those who are capable of treating diseases of the eye as well as the errors of refraction—it is ever one of interest. The compiling of statistics by the great surgeons, the publication of results in 100, 500 or 1,000 consecutive operations, the recitation of accidents and of the means of treating and of preventing them, the dissemination of methods for the avoidance of mistakes, are a great boon to the followers of these surgeons and to the victims of cataract. But the record of failures and the causes of failures by
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