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July 9, 1904

A Fourth Cataractous Family.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(2):135. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500020049016

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Wheeling, W. Va., June 22, 1904.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, March 4, 1899, I reported "A Third Cataractous Family." I wish now to record what would seem to be another instance of hereditary tendency to cataract. On May 31, 1904, assisted by Dr. Bessie Hewetson, St. Clairsville, Ohio, who afterward sent me these notes, I removed a mature cataract from the eye of R. H. A., aged 74 years. His sister, now in her 82d year. has been blind in one eye from cataract for several years. His father died at 77. and had been blind from cataract for several years. One eye was operated on one year before his death. A sister of his father was also blind from cataract for several years before her death. She lived to be about the same, age.

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