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March 26, 1927

Die tuberkulösen Erkrankungen des Auges.

JAMA. 1927;88(13):1026. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680390054036

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The subject material is divided into seven main headings, essentially on an anatomic basis. In the main, the tuberculous conditions of the eye are discussed from the clinical standpoint, widely illustrated by case histories and citations from the literature, mainly German. In the beginning, the statement is made that tuberculosis of the eye is almost invariably secondary; that is, metastatic to tuberculosis elsewhere in the body. True enough; but the subsequent bald statement that "in all probability, tuberculosis is a true bacillemia" remains to be proved, although the impression throughout the entire dissertation is that ocular tuberculosis can be explained only on this basis. The modern concept of independent or accompanying focal infection as a cause of tuberculosis-like disease of the eye seems to have passed over the head of this adherent of the newer Vienna school of ophthalmology. The bibliographic phase of the book is extensive, but almost chauvinistic;

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