If there has been one branch of ophthalmology which has been neglected in our study and research, it is the general therapeutic measures. I know of only two works on the subject of general therapeutics in relation to the eye, which treat exhaustively—one is a little book called "Ocular Therapeutics," by Ohlemann, the other by Carl Ferdinand Graefe, father of the great Albrecht v. Graefe, and published in 1817. Ohlemann, in his preface says: "Since 1817 when Ferdinand Graefe wrote his 'Repertorium Augenärztlicher Heilmittel,' no attempt has been made to treat the remedial agents used in ophthalmology exhaustively, and to supply a treatise on the subject that might serve as a guide to the practicing physician. This is the more interesting when it is remembered that C. F. Graefe made the assertion that in no branch of therapeutics is the value so worthy of consideration as in ophthalmology."
BRUNSON R. THE RATIONAL USE AND LIMITATIONS OF THERAPEUTIC MEASURES INTENDED TO PROMOTE THE ABSORPTION OF EXUDATES WITHIN THE EYEBALL. MEDICINAL MEASURES. JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(19):1309–1311. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470190021001e
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