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December 4, 1943


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JAMA. 1943;123(14):873-879. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840490001001

The time seems appropriate for a discussion of eye manifestations of head injuries. There are three great classes in which most of these injuries are found. These are (1) the increasing number of automobile and other travel accidents, (2) the industrial accidents multiplied by the acceleration of production to meet the war demand and (3) the head injuries of war itself. This last class appears of less importance at this time to those of us who remain in civilian practice. Nevertheless there is no noticeable difference between the injuries of these three classes. A head injury from a shell fragment and that from a metallic fragment from the bursting of a rapidly revolving piece of machinery are not unlike. Needless to say, travel and industrial accidents are common among the military forces, and firearm injuries are only too prevalent in civilian life. Injuries to the head produce a number of

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