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July 10, 1909

REFLEX AURAL NEUROSES CAUSED BY EYESTRAIN: WITH REPORT OF CASES

Author Affiliations

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Otology, Johns Hopkins University; Ophthalmic and Aural Surgeon to the Johns Hopkins Hospital and to the Baltimore Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital BALTIMORE

JAMA. 1909;LIII(2):112-114. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550020003002e
Abstract

Although nearly all the ills that flesh is heir to, not excepting dysmenorrhea, dysuria, sterility and habitual constipation, have been ascribed to eyestrain, but scand consideration has been given to the influence which, not very rarely, it exerts on the auditory apparatus. So scand, indeed, is this consideration that, though I am sure the matter has been treated of, I have been unable to find mention of it in any treatise on diseases of the eye or the ear at my command, or a single reference to it in the titles of papers contained in the Index-Catalogue of the Surgeon-General's Library.

I have heretofore, in enumerating the less common consequences of eyestrain, mentioned tinnitus aurium as one of them,1 and in the discussion of a paper on "Objective and Subjective Tinnitus," presented to the American Otological Society, in 1896, by Dr.

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