Willard Parker's 1841 orbital operation.

Abstract:

:There are few records detailing the techniques and tribulations of early American surgeons who dared venture into the treacherous recess of the human orbit. The authors present a recently discovered letter written by a young woman who in 1841 underwent an orbital operation performed by the prominent New York City surgeon, Willard Parker. The letter details the patient's experiences in an era without anesthesia or antibiotics, and her subsequent development of conjunctival adhesions.

journal_name

Surv Ophthalmol

journal_title

Survey of ophthalmology

authors

Khan JA,Albert DM

doi

10.1016/0039-6257(88)90163-4

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1988-09-01 00:00:00

pages

117-20

issue

2

eissn

0039-6257

issn

1879-3304

pii

0039-6257(88)90163-4

journal_volume

33

pub_type

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