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100 Years Ago in the Archives
January 2000

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(1):143. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.1.143

The putting into practice by a beginner of the teaching received from a first-class master, may prove interesting and instructive to some of the readers of these ARCHIVES, hence my presentation to them of this report of my first one hundred cataract extractions. These have been performed at several of the general and private hospitals of this city, and at the private residence of a good many of the patients, the nursing often leaving a good deal to be desired, making the fair amount of success with which they have been attended all the more satisfactory. This I attribute, in great part, to the valuable experience I acquired during my three years' connection with the New York Ophthalmic and Aural Institute, during which I had the opportunity, not only of assisting at almost all the operations of such an expert as Dr Knapp, but also of following their after-treatment to the end . . .

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