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November 16, 1895


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JAMA. 1895;XXV(20):855-857. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430460021001i

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In presenting this paper I am not proposing to present anything new, but merely to bring in a few topics that, to say the least, are out of the ordinary way in ophthalmic practice, and therefore are entitled to be designated as anomalies.

Case 1.  Congenital Interstitial Opaque Infiltration of the Cornea, not Syphilitic nor Cicatricial. Dec. 1, 1893, was presented for treatment Anne H., a two months old, healthy, well-developed child. No appearance of disease, past or present, except that both cornea were nearly entirely opaque. At once I asked the mother when the baby had sore eyes, to which she replied: "Its eyes have not been sore." "When did you notice this condition of its eyes?" She replied: " When it was ten days old." " Has there been any yellow or gummy discharge from the child's eyes?" She replied: " There has not." "Had you any leucorrhea or whites

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