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October 8, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(15):841-844. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450150027001m

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Before this Section, at the New Orleans meeting in 1885, I reported a case of glaucoma, the patient being one of the fifth successive generation in which the disease had appeared. That case, C. E. B., aged 17, consulted me in March of that year. The following is the family history taken from the previous report:

''Her mother, who accompanied her, is 49 years and absolutely blind. Both anterior chambers are obliterated and the pupils closed. She states that at 19 her eyesight began gradually to waste away. She saw halos around the lamp. A year later she had inflammation in the eyes which the doctors called cold and treated with drops and blisters. After a while the eyes got better. Then another attack of inflammation came on, and she has been blind ever since. Never at any time was there much pain. The mother's father lost his eyes in the

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