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From the Archives of the Archives
June 2004

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122(6):937. doi:10.1001/archopht.122.6.937

A lead colour round the eyes, denotes in general weakness, cacochymyand cachexia, or obstructions in the bowels; in hysteria, spasms; those whoyield themselves up to the habit of the detestable vice of onanism; libertines,debauchees, those subject to frequent pollutions of the gonorrhoea; in chronicdiarrhoea, enfeebling the system; among females, the effect of the superabundanceof the menstrual discharge, excess of venereal pleasures or pregnancy; inthe plethoric, a hemorrhage: in the cachectic, a fluor albus.

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