March 24, 1900

Varicella Ulcer of Cornea.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(12):764. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460120060017

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Amherstburg, Ont., March 17, 1900.

To the Editor:  —It may be of interest to Drs. Magee and Head, who reported cases of this condition recently (The Journal, March 17, p. 701), to learn that owing to the presence of smallpox in this place, I was called in consultation, a short time ago, to see a case of what was feared by some to be smallpox, but which the history and general appearance of the patient showed conclusively to be varicella. In this patient there was a well-marked ulcer of the upper and outer margin of the right cornea, which the attending physician informs me is readily yielding to treatment, and which I have no doubt is a genuine varicella ulcer.Thos. Hobley, M.D., Medical Health Officer.

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