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September 3, 1927

EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTION OF A TRACHOMA-LIKE CONDITION IN MONKEYS: BY MEANS OF A MICRO-ORGANISM ISOLATED FROM AMERICAN INDIAN TRACHOMA

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Laboratories of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.

JAMA. 1927;89(10):739-742. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690100001001
Abstract

This experimental work on trachoma1 was begun in May, 1926, when, at the request of Dr. F. I. Proctor, and under the auspices of the Department of the Interior, an expedition was made to Albuquerque, N. M., where a number of pupils in the government school for Indians were to receive surgical treatment for trachoma. For the purpose of my experimental investigation several previously untreated typical cases of trachoma were selected by the school physician, Dr. Parlett, and by Dr. Polk Richards of the United States Indian Medical Service, who came to Albuquerque expressly to perform the operations. Dr. Richards and also Dr. Proctor cooperated in obtaining for me selected materials both for cultural and for histologic study. The five cases minutely studied were of from two to four years' standing, and all the patients showed some scarring at the time of operation. They were reexamined a year later

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