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February 28, 1891

METHYL-VIOLET.Read at the Missouri Valley Medical Association at Kansas City, Mo., December 20, 1890.

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JAMA. 1891;XVI(9):302-304. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410610014001b

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A few months ago Dr. J. Stilling, of Strasbourg gave to the world in the Revue Generale d' Ophthalmologie his experience in the use of methyl-violet in the treatment of various affections, more especially those of the eye. When the article first appeared, May, 1890, I took the liberty of translating it, and subsequently my translation was published in two numbers, (non-consecutive) of Dr. Lanphear's Kansas City Medical Journal. I commenced the use of methyl-violet from the day I first read Prof. Stilling's article, for at that time I had on hand a case of suppurative iritis which had resisted all treatment, continuing step by step through the several stages of inflammation until panophthalmitis seemed inevitable.

The patient was an old man, 72 years of age, rather feeble physique, upon whom I had made extraction of a nuclear cataract some eight weeks previous to the attack of iritis. He had

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