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September 17, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(12):638-640. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450120012002d

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At the meeting of the American Medical Association in 1893, I had the honor to introduce the subject of phlyctenular ophthalmia. My paper elicited extended discussion, embracing many divergent views both as to etiology and treatment. The result of that discussion determined in my mind the necessity of more painstaking observations. For reasons beyond my control, I was not able to begin my work until August, 1894, and I am now indebted to the painstaking labor of my friend, Dr. Travis A. Bullington, for the first part of what I intend to be a continuous series of observations concerning the nature, causes, and the treatment of phlyctenular ophthalmia.

The first series of observations by Dr. Bullington, and which I have the honor now to present for your consideration, is taken from my clinical record at the Hospital College of Medicine, beginning August 25, 1894, and extending through the first one

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