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November 14, 1931

Die skrofulöse Augenentzündung.

JAMA. 1931;97(20):1486. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730200062036

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This booklet deals exclusively with the condition known in this country as phlyctenular ophthalmia, which name the author objects to as not being as significant as "scrofular." In the preface he states that this is not a chapter from one of the large handbooks but rather an isolated work dealing with the condition largely from a clinical standpoint. Etiologically, he emphasizes that "the disease has as its basis scrofulosis, which is an individualistic type of tuberculosis in the allergic stage; but in order that scrofulosis may produce the multifold types of ocular manifestations, it is necessary that there be added exciting factors, mostly in the form of exogenous irritations of diverse character." But in describing the pathologic anatomy he states that in the fresh cases neither tubercle bacilli nor other micro-organisms have ever been found, nor has it been possible to find tubercle bacilli in experimentally produced phlyctenules. The clinical

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