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September 8, 1883

FOUR CASES OF EYE DISEASE FOLLLOWING BRAIN DISEASE.

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COLUMBUS, O., PROFESSOR OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND OTOLOGY IN STARLING MEDICAL COLLEGE.

JAMA. 1883;I(9):267-268. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.023900900110001d

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Abstract

[Read in the Section on Ophthalmology, Otology and Laryngology, June, 1883.]

HEMIANOPSIA HOMONYMA DEXTRALIS AFTER APOPLEXY.

Mrs. S., aged 65, an intelligent lady of Columbus, was sent to me by Dr. Fullerton, her family physician, February 1, 1883, for advice concerning a defect of vision, which had made its appearance three months before. The previous history of her case is as follows:

Two years before she had an attack of apoplexy, was comatose for twelve hours, and remained hæmiphlegic on the left side for nine months, improving gradually until she entirely recovered without sequellæ from her illness, and enjoyed good health for fourteen months. One month before I saw her she was about to call on some of her friends, and as she ascended the steps her vision became suddenly obscured, and on entering the house she observed that she could only see the left half of objects toward which

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