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August 4, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVII(5):324-334. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210050008002b

This article is not intended to be exhaustive, but is designed to call attention to what has been done in this field as it affects the eyeball.

Bacillus Coli Communis.  —De Bernardinis1 reports a case of ulcer of the cornea with hypopyon due to this micro-organism. The patient, a male, aged 35, was struck in the eye with a whip three days before he appeared at the clinic. There was a large ulcer of the cornea with hypopyon, which went on to perforation. Exenteration of the globe was performed by Professor da Vincentiis on the sixth day after the accident. A careful bacteriologic study was made and the colon bacillus was found to be the pathogenic agent.Randolph2 reports a case of panophthalmitis due to the colon bacillus. The patient, a male, aged 6, was struck in the eye with a piece of wire. He was seen twenty-four

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