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To the Editor.—After reading in the March number of the Archives of Ophthalmology the abstract of the article by J. Bollack and E. Hartmann on the diagnosis and treatment of cerebral tumors, I consulted the original article in the Annales d'oculistique, and found that the Archives gives a slightly abbreviated translation of what Bailliart reported in that periodical, and does not convey a clear idea of the statements made by the original writers.
Impressed by the dithyrambic introduction, I hoped to find something new, but have been disappointed. This would not have induced me to write to you, were it not for the fact that, besides an error of the translator in substituting "cause" for "result" (first word of line twelve of the text), I notice this statement : "The modifications of the optic disk start at the margin (blurring, hyperemia) ; they are especially marked at the temporal side