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March 22, 1902


Author Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Rush Medical College; Assistant Ophthalmologist to the Presbyterian Hospital, etc. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(12):763-764. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480120021001g

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During my service at the Presbyterian Hospital in the summer of 1900, Miss Sarah McB., aged 38, presented herself for the correction of deformities of the eyelids resulting from burns, which she had received six months before by falling into a grate fire in a fainting fit. As shown in photograph No. 1, the soft parts had suffered severely on both sides of her face, a portion of the right wing of the nose had been lost, and there was complete ectropion of the upper lid of the right eye and almost complete eversion of the lower lid of the left eye. The brow just over the nose was so deeply burned that a portion of the external surface of the frontal bone had necrosed and come away during the dressing of the burns. The new skin which had formed in this region and over the right eye was extremely

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