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December 10, 1887

TWO CASES OF TUMOR OF THE OPTIC NERVE.Read in the Section on Ophthalmology and Otology, at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;IX(24):741-743. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400230005002a

Forty-three cases of tumor of the optic nerve have been reported, of which a large proportion have been sarcomata. Fibromata stand next in order of frequency. Scirrhous carcinoma and genuine neuroma have also been reported. I have met two cases in my own practice, both of which were sarcomata. The following is a brief report of these cases. [The tumors were presented for examination.]

Case 1.—C. A. H., a lad æt. 7 years, residing in East Saginaw, Mich., was brought to me for consultation May 18, 1882. The father gave the following history: About a month previous he noticed that the right eye seemed larger, and that it was totally blind. It had not changed in appearance since the deformity was first noticed. He consulted an oculist, who was in doubt as to the condition. The boy had experienced but very little pain in the affected eye, and was free