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December 17, 1904


Author Affiliations

Ophthalmic Surgeon Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary; Professor of Ophthalmology, Dartmouth College; Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School. BOSTON.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(25):1854-1859. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500250002f

The treatment of purulent conjunctivitis will always be of great interest to every practitioner in ophthalmology, and when the chairman of this Section asked me to read a paper on this subject I acceded, and the more willingly because the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary has a separate building, isolated from the main structure, which is devoted exclusively to the treatment of contagious diseases of the eye. For five years all cases of purulent ophthalmia applying to the institution for treatment have been promptly admitted to this building. The result has been that there has been brought together in the records of this pavilion a large number of cases, and this paper is chiefly a study of these records, to ascertain if possible which methods of treatment have been the more successful.

In looking over thirteen text-books published in the last twenty years, I find recommended the following measures

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