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June 20, 1908

AUTOINTOXICATION.A FURTHER CONTRIBUTION TO THE POSSIBLE RELATIONSHIP OF AUTOINTOXICATION TO CERTAIN DISEASES OF THE CORNEA AND UVEAL TRACT.

JAMA. 1908;L(25):2040-2049. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310510008002
Abstract

At a meeting of the Section on Ophthalmology of the American Medical Association in Boston, 1906, I presented a paper on "Autointoxication in Relation to the Eye,"1 and as the subject appears to have excited some interest among certain of my ophthalmic confreres, it seemed proper to continue these investigations and to record the results thus far obtained by the report of a series of cases which may be regarded as types of some of the ocular diseases in which, at least, the suspicion is justified that they may, perhaps, interpret one of the manifestations of the presence of endogenous intoxication. For the general and laboratory examinations in the study of the patients whose histories are reported, I am in largest measure indebted to Dr. Charles A. Fife.

It should distinctly be understood that if the detection and isolation of definite ptomains or toxins are necessary for the diagnosis

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