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December 5, 1896

TREATMENT OF OPTIC NERVE ATROPHY BY MERCURIAL INUNCTIONS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HOT BATHS OF THE HOT SPRINGS OF ARKANSAS.

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HOT SPRINGS, ARK.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(23):1184-1185. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02431010012002e

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Abstract

It is not the object of this paper to consider the different pathologic conditions found in optic nerve atrophy, but to give my experience in the treatment of this condition, no matter what the etiology, by the use of mercurial inunctions of ungt. hydrarg. U. S. P. in conjunction with the baths of the Hot Springs of Arkansas.

I have selected from my records five cases, each arising from a different cause. The mode of treatment pursued is practically the same in each, only varying the conditions and circumstances as indicated. For fear there may be some question as to the correct diagnoses I will state that in each case a like diagnosis was made by at least two oculists, men of unquestionable ability and in most instances members of this society.

Case 1.  —Mr. C. C. O., aged 39, referred to me in May, 1893. On examination I found

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