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October 28, 1893

EXOSTOSIS OF THE ORBIT.Read before the Section on Ophthalmology, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association at Milwaukee.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(18):649-652. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420700017001h

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When I received a letter last fall from the president of the ophthalmic section of this distinguished body, requesting me to contribute a paper on this occasion, I immediately began to cast about for a subject upon which to write. In the selection of a subject I had three objects in view, viz:

1. One in which great need existed for its further development to a more successful and satisfactory termination, both to the physician and patient.

2. One in which there was sufficient gravity to claim the attention, interest and hearty coöperation of every ophthalmic surgeon present.

3. One in which I very much needed to be enlightened upon, myself, for I believe it was Archimedes who said: "If you desire wisdom, acknowledge your ignorance that your teachers may know where to begin."

I therefore present to you, the great godhead of ophthalmology, the subject, "Exostosis of the Orbit,"

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