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January 29, 1898

Concerning an Alleged Birthmark, " Snake" eye.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(5):276. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440570044018

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Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 18, 1898.

To the Editor:  —There are several thousand physicians in this country and no doubt several hundred who may be reached within an hour or so of travel from the office of the gentleman in Waukegan, Ill., who are capable of properly cataloguing his case of "snake" eye within some one of the not uncommon congenital anomalies, probably congenital coloboma or fissure of the iris. If the Doctor would give the lad the benefit of a consultation with an oculist, he would not only learn something but help his "myopic" patient whose "eyes are elongated antero posteriorly."Courteously yours,

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