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From the Archives of the Archives
March 1, 2008

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126(3):315. doi:10.1001/archopht.126.3.315

Mr. Sydney Stephenson communicated notes of 43 cases of conjunctivitis in which diphtheria bacilli were found. . . . As regards treatment, Mr. Stephenson advised liberal and early doses of antitoxin, with a 1 in 5000 solution of corrosive sublimate applied to the conjunctiva by means of a small spray.

Reference: Marshall CD. Diphtheria of the conjunctiva. Arch Ophthalmol. 1902;31:268-269.