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From the Archives of the Archives
November 2007

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(11):1587. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.11.1587

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. . . . 

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