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December 13, 1930


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JAMA. 1930;95(24):1806-1813. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720240016006

The medical literature of recent years abounds in minute descriptions of tumors in and around the eye. I have thought, however, that my own observations and results might be of some value to my younger confrères whose experiences await them.

Most intra-ocular tumors are malignant. Tumors occurring near the eye in the orbit are more frequently benign; tumors occurring on the eye itself are often epitheliomas with a tendency to metastasize.

I shall refrain from the use of detailed reports from the laboratory. Photomicrographs and minute laboratory descriptions have filled many pages of medical literature, where a statement of clinical observations would have sufficed. As the subject matter of this paper involves several types of malignant and benign growths, I will utilize the conventional classification and try to bring to attention the points that were of clinical interest.

Collins and Mayou1 subdivide neoplasms into (1) teleplasms; (2) metastatic growths,

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