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November 28, 1914

Trachoma and Its Complications in Egypt.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(22):1974. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570220084044

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In the home of this ancient disease the author has had abundant opportunity to study it in its various aspects. The clinical material on which the monograph is based embraces a total attendance in 1912, of 341,211 outpatients and a total number of 21,315 operations performed. More than 6,000 patients with trichiasis were turned away because of lack of equipment, but by the end of the present year there will be eight permanent and six traveling hospitals fully equipped, so that all who apply for treatment will probably be accommodated. The author has not attempted to give a complete description of all the methods of treating trachoma, but rather to give a simple description of the disease as it is encountered in the East, and of its treatment as carried out in the Egyptian ophthalmic hospitals. Following a brief historical sketch, the major portion of the book deals with trachoma

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