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June 27, 1908

A SERIOUS RESULT OF THE OCULAR TUBERCULIN TEST.

JAMA. 1908;L(26):2133-2134. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310520015002
Abstract

The ocular tuberculin test has been used by me in a series of hospital cases with no bad results until the following experience. The preparation used was a 1 per cent, ocular tuberculin, prepared by the Department of Health of New York City. Drops from the same preparation and from the same bottle were instilled into the eyes of ten patients previous to this one and in two patients following, with apparently no bad results.

The patient was a school girl, 18 years of age. As a child she had whooping-cough and measles. After measles, which she had at the age of 9, she had frequent attacks of redness of the eyelids and hordeola lasting three days. Six years ago a growth, the exact nature of which was not ascertained, was removed from the pharynx. For the past four years she had had a cervical adenitis. The enlarged nodes began

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