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Since the day I first read and translated Prof. J. Stilling's articles on the subject of methyl-violet as they appeared in the Revue General d'Ophthalmologie in the year 1890, I have almost daily resorted to the drug as one of the remedies in the treatment of the various affections of the eye. For perhaps a year or more from the time this drug, as a therapeutical agent, was introduced by Prof. Stilling (as is the case with most other new remedies indorsed by authority), it was extensively discussed in all medical literature throughout the land. Many if not all ophthalmologists tried it in one form or another in one disease or another, and some were pleased with it while others were disappointed. Some were satisfied of positive results and added it to their list as a good and reliable remedy. Others were disappointed, getting as they believed no good effect
TIFFANY FB. METHYL-VIOLET—ITS PLACE IN THE AFFECTIONS OF THE EYE.Read before the Section on Ophthalmology, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association. JAMA. 1893;XXI(16):565–566. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420680015002c
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