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August 6, 1887

LETTER FROM VIENNA.

JAMA. 1887;IX(6):189-190. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400050029012

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva—Surgery of the Biliary Ducts—Section of the Third Branch of the Fifth Nerve in a case of Neuralgia, with Recovery-Effect of Caffein, Theobromin and Xanthin on the Muscles—Professor Farkas.

At a recent meeting of the Imperial Royal Society of Physicians of this city, Professor v. Reuss showed an interesting and rare case of tuberculosis of the conjunctiva. The patient, aged 66 years, suffered from a chronic tuberculosis of the apices of the lungs. His father died of phthisis, and one of his brothers suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis. The right eyelid of the patient was covered with flat and round granulations, and an ulceration 12 mm. in diameter covered with granulations was also to be found on the edge of the eyelid. In the part of the ulceration which had been removed for the microscopical examination, giant-cells and a great number of tubercle bacilli

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