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September 3, 1892

METHOD AND RESULTS OF SIMPLE EXTRACTION OF CATARACTS.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, June, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XIX(10):269-277. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420100001001

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Gentlemen:—When your President honored me with an invitation to this meeting and to read a paper, I thought that a description of simple extraction and its results, good and bad, might perhaps be more acceptable to the Society than any other subject I could have chosen.

I shall confine my remarks to the method practiced, and the result's obtained, by myself during the last six years, i. e., since I adopted simple extraction as the general operation. My views and rules are based on the experience gained by 623 simple extractions, intercurrent with which 60 combined extractions (about 10 per cent.) were made. No cases are omitted except such traumatic and complicated cataracts in which the cataract was the minor evil, for instance partial detachment of the retina complicated with cataract, and the like.

The method of operating such as I practice it, though scarcely offering anything absolutely new, differs

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