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100 Years Ago in the Archives
January 2000

A look at the past . . .

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(1):124. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.1.124

Nov 14, 1892—Alfred T, aged thirty years, an Englishman, while in a state of religious excitement, had tried to pluck out the eyes. When seen on the following day, the cornea and the membranes of the right eye were adhering to the nose—the eyeball having been completely eviscerated. Lens not found.

Reference: Coggin D. Attempted evulsion of both eyes by an insane patient. Arch Ophthalmol. 1900;29:102.