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September 26, 1896


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JAMA. 1896;XXVII(13):702-703. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430910032001k

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Within the past few years various remedial agents have been advocated with more or less enthusiasm in the treatment of detachment of the retina. One of the more recent of these agents, and one which from its action and the nature of the disease seemed to promise as much or more than any other treatment, is electrolysis. One of the most full and encouraging reports on the application of electrolysis in detachment of the retina, is by Dr. Terson, and was published in the last July number of the Annales d'Oculistique. Dr. Terson reports twelve cases treated with one recovery which had lasted nine months, and five improvements which had persisted for from two to nine months. Within the last six months four cases of detachment of the retina have been treated in the Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, two by myself and two by Dr. B. Bettman. In

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