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January 16, 1897


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JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(3):97-99. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440030001001

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It is a pleasure to me to have the opportunity of directing the attention of the Mississippi Valley Medical Association to an operative procedure for pterygium which I have employed for nearly fifteen years with eminent satisfaction and of which I gave a preliminary description in the Medicinsk Revue, September, 1885, published in Bergen, Norway. My original operation has in the course of time undergone some modifications, and as I can not, for the time being, conceive of any further improvement, I thought it might be of interest to present it to the medical public at large, and I have chosen this opportunity for the following reasons:

Pterygium is of frequent occurrence in the Mississippi Valley.

The members of the Association are undoubtedly, from personal experience, familiar with this characteristic affliction and many of you without doubt have treated it surgically in the capacity of oculists, surgeons, or general practitioners.

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