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December 17, 1904


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JAMA. 1904;XLIII(25):1859-1861. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500250002g

There is no more interesting and outré subject1 in the category of diseases than tumors of the orbit. A large proportion of these are seen and dealt with by the physician and general surgeon, rather than by the special practitioner, as the subject is intimately connected with neoplasms in other portions of the body, and in many cases is but a complication of other serious diseases. It has been deemed well to make a somewhat different classification from that hitherto used by Bull, Buller and other writers who have considered this subject as a whole.

CLASSIFICATION.  To accord with the demands of modern pathology, these tumors should be considered from their place of origin as follows: 1, Intraocular, which in the third stage involve the orbit and which are here but briefly considered; 2, primary in the orbit, to which this paper mostly relates; 3, secondary to neoplasms in

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