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January 1958


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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(1):145-146. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940020173015

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To the Editor:  —I am submitting to you for republication part of a lecture No. 8 by John Simon (General Pathology, as Conducive to the Establishment of Rational Principles for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease: A Course of Lectures Delivered at St. Thomas's Hospital During the Summer Session of 1850, London, 1850, p. 104). The title is "Encephaloma of the Eye," which I believe you will find not only a very vivid description but also an accurate one. I ran across this purely by accident, and it is my hope that this may stimulate an interest in some of the old medical literature."Taking, then, out of innumerable instances that which, to my mind, seems most characteristic and typical, I would sketch you an illustration of cancer thus: A child is brought to me, blind of one eye. The loss of sight has been discovered accidentally, for there has

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