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July 9, 1887

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JAMA. 1887;IX(2):39-46. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400010023002

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Abstract

THE AFTER-TREATMENT OF CATARACT CASES, TO THE EXCLUSION OF COMPRESSES, BANDAGES, DARK ROOMS AND RESTRAINT.  Read in the Section on Ophthalmology, Otology and Laryngology, at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.BY JULIAN J. CHISOLM, M.D., SURGEON IN CHARGE OF THE PRESBYTERIAN EYE AND EAR CHARITY HOSPITAL, BALTIMORE, MD.At the last meeting of the American Medical Association, May, 1886, in St. Louis, I reported to the Section on Ophthalmology that Dr. Charles Michel, of St. Louis, was treating cataract cases in light rooms with adhesive straps, instead of by compresses and bandages in dark rooms, and that he found it a desirable method of treatment. Although the discussion which followed showed clearly that the members of the Section did not endorse the method, or think well of it, yet I was so impressed by it, that I told the Section that I would at once test

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