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November 25, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLV(22):1619-1620. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510220005001b

I wish to report briefly a case of melanosarcoma of the choroid occurring in my practice, because of some of the interesting features connected therewith and the later metastasis to the liver and the death of the patient:

Patient.  —Mrs. B, aged about 65, was first seen by me in consultation with her family physician Dec. 22, 1900. The patient was in bed suffering great pain with the left eye, which was much swollen and congested.

History.  —Four days previously, in the early hours of the morning, her left eye became suddenly affected with very severe pressing pain. Her physician saw her at the time and during the following forenoon the severe pain passed away, but the eye remained uncomfortable and the sight was gone. The eye was not swollen but looked much the same as the other. When first seen by me it was greatly swollen, tension increased, the

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