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November 14, 1896


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JAMA. 1896;XXVII(20):1035-1037. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430980007001d

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At 1:45 P.M., Feb. 11, 1895, I was summoned to see a man. The demand was urgent, as the patient was "bleeding behind his eyes." Before 2 o'clock I arrived at the place and found the patient on his back on the floor, with blood trickling from both eyes and ears. The right eye protruded from the socket, beyond the lids; the left also protruded from the socket, but the lids covered most of the ball, the palpebral slit being open only about a quarter of an inch. The intraocular tension of both globes was of stony hardness and the pressure from behind on the balls was so great they could not be made to recede at all, and this pressure was so uniform that voluntary movement of the eye in any direction was impossible. The displacement was directed forward, the eyes looking straight in front. Both anterior chambers were

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