This committee was formed for the purpose of studying in a cooperative way the relation of tuberculosis to certain diseases of the eye, the etiology of which is often obscure.
As was stated in the preliminary report, it was thought that a number of observers might accumulate enough data to draw conclusions that might not be warranted by the limited observations of a single individual.
Those who were interested in this work agreed to study their cases acording to a plan that was prearranged, and to keep records on blanks prepared for the purpose, so as to facilitate compilation.
This plan of study contemplated a thorough physical examination of the body to determine, if possible, the etiology of the eye disease. If, in this examination, no reasonable etiology could be determined, other than that the patient gave evidence of having either active or quiescent tuberculosis in some part of the
WILDER WH. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE STUDY OF THE RELATION OF TUBERCULOSIS TO DISEASES OF THE EYE. JAMA. 1910;55(1):21–24. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330010023009
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