The citations listed here may very well be spelled wrong as the letter was hard to read.
Mar 1 / 86
1362 N Gilman [Baltimore, MD]
Dr. Jno S. Billings U.S.A.
My dear Doctor,
Dr. Alex H. Bayly of Cambridge, MD, used the artificial magnet successfully in removing spicula of iron from the cornea, in 1846.
I claim that this is the first use – not only in Maryland, but in the U.S.
I am looking up the literature of the subject to trace the earliest use of the magnet in Eye Surgery.
If you have the works below in your library, will you be good enough to give me the passages cited that have a bearing on this point, and the date of editions you quote from –
Matthiohrs Commentaria in Discodene Let 5 @ 105
Kirchringius Spicilegia Anat – Observ. 44
Fabicius Hildassus Guliet. Cent -5. Observ. 21 “Descoria chalybis cornea infixa ejusdemque inginiossissima curatone”
With much resp.
Jno. R. Quinan
Note reads “References & quotations sent March 6th 1886.”