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July 20, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(3):218-223. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320030022002g

In twenty-five years of active work in the practice of medicine there has accumulated a vast storehouse of experience, from which may be drawn guidance in the problems of our life, as well as knowledge which prevents the repetition of mistakes and acts as an incentive to better effort.

Several years ago, actuated by curiosity to learn how many of my patients with diseased conditions of the posterior section of the eye received any marked benefit from treatment, I began this record; the opportunity to present to this Section the results of personal observation prompted me to complete the series of cases and, with the valued assistance of Dr. George W. Van Benschoten, to offer the results of our labor.

It is my aim to state, as briefly as possible, some of the lessons I have learned, not to pose as author or teacher, neither to magnify my successes nor

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