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August 2, 1913

Credit for Discovery of Organism of Parinaud's Conjunctivitis

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Lafayette, Ind.


JAMA. 1913;61(5):359. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350050041017

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To the Editor:—  I have just read the proceedings of the Section on Ophthalmology (The Journal, July 5, 1913, p. 34) and note what is said with reference to a case of Parinaud's conjunctivitis on which report is made of the discovery of the cause by my friend Dr. Verhoeff of Boston. I regret that at the last moment I was compelled to forego the pleasures and privileges of the meeting; hence I must write thus:At the meeting of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society held May 19, I read a paper on Parinaud's conjunctivitis in which I announced the discovery of a fungus as a probable cause. I was pleased to learn from the discussion of Dr. Harry Gradle that Dr. Verhoeff made similar announcement two weeks before at the meeting of the American Ophthalmological Society. We have exchanged slides and find that we have discovered the same organism as

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