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August 5, 1916


JAMA. 1916;LXVII(6):412-414. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590060012003

Last year before the American Ophthalmological Society I presented a communication entitled "Malignant Uveitis Treated With Thyroid Extract." It is my purpose to make this paper merely a supplementary statement.

I would have it understood that I do not claim that thyroid extract is a panacea for all types of malignant uveitis or, indeed, for any especial type. It will take much more investigation and many more cases than I have treated to prove even its usefulness. I have seen patients apparently relieved of uveitis by the administration of thyroid gland, and it seems to me worth while to call the attention of ophthalmologists to this very interesting possibility.

In my original communication I said I was convinced that in malignant uveitis we had to deal with two factors: an infection, and an eye that makes a strong defensive, but lacks the something necessary to an offensive

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