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From the Archives of the Archives
June 2007

A look at the past. . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(6):859. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.6.859

Dr W. J. Bates presented a case of removal of the lens for myopia. He obtained vision 20/40 without an astigmatic glass, whereas before there had been a high degree of compound myopic astigmatism.

Dr Arnold Knapp showed a case of exophthalmos in a man, 49 years of age, who had received a blow over the left brow about 6 weeks before the eye began to protrude.

Dr Weeks, Dr Holden, and others discovered on auscultation a distinct bruit, synchronous with the heart-beat. The bruit could only be heard over a small area in the region of the external lateral ligament. The diagnosis of an arterio-venous aneurysm was thus assured.

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