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October 28, 1911

Antifat and Society Women

JAMA. 1911;LVII(18):1473. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100299030

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To the Editor:  —An editorial in The Journal, entitled "Antifat and Society Women" (Oct. 14, 1911, p. 1290), induces me to report the following, showing a dangerous effect of thyroid: About five years ago a woman, aged 42, came to me complaining that in bright light she bad difficulty in seeing, all objects appearing more or less hazy; but in a subdued light, or even in comparative darkness she had no trouble. An ophthalmoscopic examination showed an apparently normal fundus, with the possible exception of slight blurring of the edges of the disk. The vision was 2/3 of normal in each eye. Perimetric examination disclosed an oval central scotoma for red and green in both eyes. Investigation of her mode of life revealed no apparent cause for this condition; she denied being addicted to either tobacco or alcohol. Repeated examination disclosed no sugar in the urine, this being the most

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