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December 4, 1897


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JAMA. 1897;XXIX(23):1156-1157. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440490022001j

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As a contribution to a rare condition, I desire to present the following cases:

Case 1.  —A. V., white, age 35 years. The man, a tobacconist by occupation, consulted me on July 23, 1894. Until two weeks previous to this time, he had had no ocular trouble. On July 9, while riding a bicycle, he fell and was thrown into a bush by the wayside. He realized immediately that a foreign body had entered his left eye, which at once began to swell. This swelling continued so rapidly that in two days he noticed a large fleshy mass protruding from the swollen lids. He consulted his family physician, who, finding the usual antiphlogistic measures of no avail, brought him to my office, two weeks after the date of the accident. Inspection revealed great infiltration of both upper and lower palpebræ. In both lids existed an external wound, each of which

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