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February 1950


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San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;43(2):377. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910010384017

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To the Editor.  —In the article "Corneal Transplantation: Visual and Cosmetic Results," which appeared in the December 1949 Archives, page 813, Dr. Fredrick C. Stansbury has singled out for caustic comment the article on corneal transplantation which appeared in the October 1947 issue of Hygeia under my name. "Publicity of this type," he writes, "has misled the public into believing that corneal transplants are a cure for total blindness and that new eyes can be transplanted to replace diseased ones." This is a matter of serious concern to me, since the article in question was written at the request of the editor of Hygeia for the express purpose of presenting to the layman, in simple language, the facts about corneal transplantation. It stated quite clearly the conditions under which a transplantation of cornea might be indicated, and it placed emphasis on the fact that the cornea alone was transplanted.Surely

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