Dr A. Schapringer presented a case of amblyopia from inhaling the fumes of wood alcohol, with the following history. . . . He noticed that the substance placed at his disposal at this time had a disagreeable, sickening smell. This was due to the fact that the shellac was dissolved in methyl, or wood alcohol. . . .
Dr David Webster read a paper on sclerotomy anterior and posterior, its indication in glaucoma, and the method of operating. . . . Still there seems to be a general impression among his colleagues that the operation of anterior sclerotomy has come to stay; that it has a place in ophthalmic surgery, and that it should be resorted to in hemorrhagic glaucoma especially. . . .
A look at the past . . .. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(11):1587. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.11.1587