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December 8, 1900


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JAMA. 1900;XXXV(23):1481. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620490039001n

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The matron of one of our benevolent institutions, situated in the northern part of the state called my attention recently to what she regarded as a remarkable case.

A child of 10, some two years ago, contracted purulent ophthalmia, which destroyed the sight of the left eye, compelling enucleation. An artificial eye was fitted, which has been worn with comfort. Since July last, the matron tells me, there has been forming under the upper and lower lids of the right eye, three or four times a day, large lumps of a mucopurulent character, which would be discharged spontaneously, or on lifting the lids. Sometimes two lumps would be discharged at the same time. They could be seen moving and thus excited further interest in the case. Since July 1, the child has been under constant observation, making daily trips to the oculist.

When I separated the lids, a large lumpy

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