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To many of us, and I dare say most, interesting cases are the spices of our professional lives. But they have to be shared to be appreciated. What many of us do on seeing such a case is confer with a colleague or two from across the hall and let it go at that, feeling that when the time is available we will "look it up." But time passes, and to look further than in the few texts on our personal shelves is no little chore. Hence it comes to be relegated to a variously obscure position in the storehouse of our memories to be called upon at some future time, if at all, with something short of accuracy.
Actually many unique cases are undoubtedly lost because there has been no filing system in which they may be conveniently deposited. To report a case has come to mean a review
Cogan DG. REGISTRY OF INTERESTING CASES. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;45(5):507. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700010519001