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September 17, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(12):635-638. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450120009002c

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The title of my paper is one that would naturally be called somewhat rare among ophthalmologists. I have in the last few years come in contact with a great many cases of the various kinds of choroiditis, and have studied the pathology of all the cases very closely. The various kinds of choroiditis are more or less akin, that is, in regard to the puzzling problems that they so often present to the oculist, from the fact that choroiditis has been so hard to completely cure. We have choroidal affections, some of the most common of which it might be well to mention, namely: the areolar, atrophic, disseminated, simple, plastic and suppurative. Now it does not matter a great deal about the different names of these troubles, for they differ more than the real conditions of the choroidal layer, from an etiologic standpoint. I have often been very much puzzled

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