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August 1938


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Grand Rapids, Mich.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;20(2):315. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850200153012

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To the Editor:—An article by Dr. Wendell L. Hughes entitled "A New Method for Rebuilding a Lower Lid" in the June 1937 issue of the Archives (page 1008) has just been called to my attention by one of my associates.

I am surprised that this article has escaped my notice for so long, but it seems impossible to see all of the contributions on reconstructive surgery appearing in the various journals.

Dr. Hughes offered this technic as an original contribution and, undoubtedly, has received much credit for an ideal method on this basis. It is, however, a faithful description of the method presented before the Société française d'ophtalmologie by Dr. L. Dupuy-Dutemps, ophthalmologist at Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, in May, 1927.

The method is described in detail, with full illustration of the various steps of the procedure and a photograph of a completed operation, on pages 161 and 162 of

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