[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
April 16, 1932


Author Affiliations

Hutchinson, Kan.

JAMA. 1932;98(16):1373. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.27320420002010a

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


A strong, heavily built man, aged about 40, suffering with a lobar pneumonia, was seen the morning of Dec. 1, 1931, at which time he had a temperature of 102 F. He had been given the recommended dosage of optochin base for three days. The afternoon of November 30, he complained of a violent headache and later in the evening stated that he was unable to distinguish light. The pupils were moderately dilated and gave a faint reaction to light. The fundus in both eyes was entirely normal. As the patient was very nervous, it was hoped that he had an hysterical amblyopia.

I next saw the patient, December 4, at which time the right fundus was normal but in the left eye, about midway between and slightly below the disk and the macula, there was a rectangular retinal hemorrhage about 2 by 3 mm. in size.

I next saw

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview