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January 30, 1904

INFLUENCE OF RESECTION OF THE CERVICAL SYMPATHETICIN OPTIC-NERVE ATROPHY, HYDROPHTHALMOS AND EXOPHTHALMIC GOITER.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Ophthalmology in the St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons. ST. LOUIS.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(5):287-290. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490500007001b
Abstract

I. SYMPATHETICECTOMY IN OPTIC-NERVE ATROPHY. 

History.  —Excision of the cervical portion of the sympathetic nerve for the relief of optic-nerve atrophy was proposed and executed by the writer in 1899. (The date of the first operation was June 24.)

Report of Cases.  —A report of this case was included in a paper1 which was read before the Ninth International Ophthalmologic Congress, in 1899. From that paper I now quote:T. J., aged 46, an inmate of the St. Louis City Hospital, a laborer, was admitted on account of blindness. There was no history of syphilis, rheumatism nor any systemic disease. The patient was of limited mentality. No history of his family could be obtained. He claimed to have had good health all his life, with the exception of an attack of malarial fever several years ago. The patient has been a moderate drinker of alcoholic beverages. In appearance he was robust, and

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