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October 8, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(15):841. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450150027001l

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On Jan. 11, 1895, there called upon me Mr. G. M., aged 51, a minister by profession, who gave the following history:

On January 8, while eating supper with his family, a little piece of dry toast choked him and caused a coughing-spell, during which something seemed to snap in his right eye. Shortly afterward his eye became very painful and watered freely. The lids began to swell and the eye to become inflamed, and his regular physician was called in, who gave him an atropin and cocain solution. As the swelling and redness continued to increase, he was referred to me by his physician. I found both the orbital and palpebral vessels very much injected, especially of the lower portion of the eye, the pupil very large, the tension slightly reduced, so that I thought that the dilation of the iris was the result of the atropin and cocain,

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