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January 1, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXX(1):13-15. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440530013002c

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It has been my fortune or misfortune to have under my care from time to time, a large number of patients suffering with wounds of the eyeball. Some of these have proven especially interesting to me owing to the serious nature of the injuries and the final results attained by conservative treatment. From among them I desire to present to the Section the histories of a few cases of shot-grain wounds, which I will relate briefly and follow with such remarks on wounds of this character as this brief paper will allow.

Case 1.  —E. G., aged 37 years, came in the evening of Nov. 22, 1892, his right eye having been struck about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, by a shot grain from a companion's gun. From his position at the time of the accident the shot had evidently first struck a stone wall and then glanced to the

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