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October 28, 1893

PERNICIOUS HYPERTROPHIC CONJUNCTIVITIS AND ITS TREATMENT.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(18):659-660. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420700027001m

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Abstract

I shall not occupy the time of this section by a definition of the pathology of this affection. Under the generic name of trachoma, the disease is well known to all of you. Since, however, a name should be definitive of as many pathological features of an affection as may well be, to my mind the name which I have chosen is more appropriate than any that I have seen applied to this morbid condition.

Pernicious hypertrophie conjunctivitis, as usually presenting itself to the surgeon, is chronic and complicated. The disease will have involved the cornea and there may be, or have been iritic implication, as even the deeper tissues of the eye do not escape. In a case which I had an opportunity of intimately observing, I was able to fix the time of incubation at five days from the time of inoculation to the time of declaration of

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