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From the Archives of the Archives
January 2002

A look at the past...

Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(1):19. doi:10.1001/archopht.120.1.19

Druault (Paris): On the Pathology of Quinine Amaurosis

Experiments on dogs showed that quinine amaurosis was due to the toxic action of the quinine upon the ganglion cells of the retina, which degenerate, rather than to the ischaemia caused by the spasm of the vessels.

Reference: Berger E. Report of the ophthalmological section of the 13th International Medical Congress in Paris, August 2-9, 1900. Arch Ophthalmol. 1901;30:190.