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September 19, 1908


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JAMA. 1908;LI(12):1010. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410120054003

Having in mind the frequent necessity for a complete pocket emergency ophthalmic treatment case, always ready to be placed in the coat pocket when answering an urgent and unexpected call, I have designed and had made the outfit herewith described. The case is made of corrugated aluminum, opening laterally and in appearance resembling a cigarette case. It is very strong and will bear considerable rough handling. The edges are reinforced with steel plates. All the corners are carefully rounded and it is sufficiently small to enable the physician to carry it, if necessary, even in the vest pocket, being 3½ inches long, 3 inches wide and three-quarters of an inch thick. The contents of the main portion of the case are as follows:

Nine small vials containing compressed tablets as follows: Pilocarpin, cocain, dionin, atropin, eserin, adrenalin, fluorescin, homatropin and mercuric chlorid.

These tablets are carried in a suitable rack,

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