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October 27, 1928


JAMA. 1928;91(17):1304-1305. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700170068027

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Congress of Ophthalmology  The Associazione oftalmologica italiana held its twenty-first session in Palermo under the chairmanship of Prof. Gaetano Lodato. Professor Angelucci, director of the Clinica Oculistica in Naples, delivered the introductory address on "The Canons of Vision and Sublimation in Art." The work of the congress was carried on in the Great Hall of the Clinica Chirurgica, and consisted in the exposition and discussion of numerous scientific communications. Professor Di Marzio and Dr. Salvatori (both of Rome) presented the results that they had secured by the use of roentgenotherapy in certain diseases of the eye. Such treatment was given in about 200 cases in the space of two years. Highly filtered rays of the shortest wavelength were used. In ulcerative keratitis there were 72 per cent of recoveries, 20 per cent of improvements and 8 per cent of failures; in parenchymatous keratitis there were 40 per cent of recoveries,

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