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September 17, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(12):634-635. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450120008002b

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Since electricity has been used in almost every diseased condition of the eye and its appendages, from senile cataract to stricture of the nasal duct, a brief enumeration only of these various uses would consume all the time allowed. This will not be attempted, but attention will be confined to the use of electricity in one condition—pterygium.

Six years ago at the Detroit meeting of this Section, the writer made a brief statement concerning the treatment of pterygium with a weak galvanic current, which he had been employing with apparently good results for about two years, and requested members of the Section to give the method a trial. While he is not aware that that request has met with any response, he has continued to employ the method then outlined, and longer experience has convinced him that it has decided value in suitable cases.

In September, 1889, the writer, who

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