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January 18, 1896


Author Affiliations

WASHINGTON, D. C. Physician in Charge of Eye Department Eastern Dispensary; Ophthalmologist and Otologist to Sibley Memorial Hospital; Assistant in Eye and Ear Department of Central Dispensary and Emergency Hospital, and Instructor In Ophthalmology and Otology, Georgetown Medical College.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(3):120-121. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430550022002j

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Mrs. H., widow, age about 56 years was referred to me at the Woman's Clinic, in the summer of 1894, on account of her eyes. Upon examination I found a complete paralysis of the muscles supplied by the third, fourth and sixth nerves, an exophthalmus and optic atrophy, all on left side. I diagnosed the trouble as being in the brain and so told the daughter who accompanied her. I could obtain no specific history. She had been operated upon some months previous for empyema of left antrum, the opening being made in the cavity of second molar tooth; there was free drainage through the nostril when I saw her. I kept the antrum well washed out with sol. boric acid and gave her sat. sol. iodid of potassium, 10 gtt. three times daily, increasing one drop daily, until she was taking 30 gtt. three times daily. Any attempt to

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