A symposium on a given subject is really analogous to taking stock. One attempts to determine the present status of the problem. When all has been said, one is sometimes reminded of the light in hell that Milton described as being just bright enough to make the darkness visible.
However, thinking in retrospect over the particular phases of exophthalmos with which I am concerned, I find quite a few encouraging signs of progress. They are manifested strikingly in regard to the histogenesis and histology, and thus the accurate terminology, of tumors. The older reports on orbital tumors are in many instances without much value because of loose, inaccurate terms which fail to classify the new growths properly in a manner that assures uniform understanding. Sarcomas are often reported as belonging to the small or the large round cell type, although now such a diagnosis is considered insufficient. An attempt
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