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June 26, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(26):1246-1247. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440260040007

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The general practitioner of medicine, accustomed as he is to the discovery of lesions in the spleen and liver as the result of acute or chronic malarial infection, is also apt to ascribe symptoms which seem difficult of explanation to the same causative factor when, in a certain proportion of cases the condition arises from very different causes. On the other hand it is possible that he is not ready enough to ascribe lesions of special organs to this cause and regards troubles arising in the eye or ear as coincidences rather than direct results.

One of the most interesting manifestations of malarial infection, aside from the pathognomonic types so well recognized, is the effects which may be found in the eye of certain susceptible individuals, and it is also of interest to note that in malarial disease the various tissues composing the eye may each or all of them

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