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September 21, 1912

A CLINICAL COMMUNICATION ON CERTAIN VISUAL-FIELD DEFECTS IN HYPOPHYSIS DISEASE, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SCOTOMAS

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PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1912;LIX(12):1041-1045. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270090285051
Abstract

For many years the symptoms of affections of the hypophysis have attracted conspicuous attention, and naturally the visual-field defects of disease of this gland have been carefully studied.

No one more thoroughly than Harvey Cushing has studied all phases of pituitary body disease from the physiologic, experimental and practical surgical aspects, and during these studies he has accumulated and charted a series of visual fields which are of the highest importance and greatest interest.

We desire in this brief communication to make special reference to certain localized visual defects, to wit, scotomas, central, paracentral and peripheral, which have been noted under these circumstances, and to which, it would seem from an examination of the literature, an insufficient amount of attention has been paid, although they have by no means been neglected and have often been charted. They are the subject of special reference in Bartels' paper.

The close anatomic relationship

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