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March 1943

PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(3):429-445. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500210131013

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Abstract

Atrophy of the Optic Nerve: Rapid Progress. Presented by Dr. J. V. Klauder.  C. S., a white man aged 28, stated that he has never had syphilis and has had no antisyphilitic treatment. His wife is 21 and has never been pregnant. Prior to his marriage, four years ago, the Wassermann reaction of his blood was negative. He came to the hospital first in March 1942, because of failing vision, which was first noticed in October 1941. At this time he went to an optician for glasses, which did not improve his vision. He was able to work as a waiter until the time of his first visit to the hospital. His visual acuity was: right eye. perception of hand movements; left eye, 6/60, with considerable contraction in the field for form. The optic nerves are now white; the pupils are irregular and react sluggishly to light. The patellar reflexes

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