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To the Editor:
In reading the article of R. P. Thomas, "Glycerin: An Orally Effective Agent," published in Archives of Ophthalmology 70:625, 1963, we ascertained that the author has not cited the literature concerning the preceding works carried out by us on this very argument in the neurosurgical and ophthalmological field, both experimentally and clinically.Evidently, R. P. Thomas aimed at giving himself the scientific priority of the use of glycerin in the treatment of intraocular hypertension.I am sending you the reprints of the works carried out by us prior to Thomas' publication, and it will be clear how, starting from the experimental animal, we attained the clinical use of glycerol in the neurosurgical and ophthalmological fields of therapeutic application.We are obliged to make you acquainted with this particular fact, as R. P. Thomas did not deign to give us an answer after we had sent him a
Virno M. ORAL GLYCERIN. Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;72(2):294. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970020294031