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June 1935


Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(6):1082. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840060164018

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To the Editor.—In the issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology for March (13: 391, 1935) there appears a paper by A. J. McLean on "Cytoid Bodies," in which he makes it appear that I have attached great diagnostic importance to cytoid bodies in gliomas of the optic nerve. The chief purpose of the paper seems to be to refute this alleged contention. As a matter of fact, in only the two contributions referred to by this author have I discussed cytoid bodies, and in these only briefly ; in neither did I state or even imply that the bodies in question were of diagnostic importance. I stated that I had never seen them elsewhere than in gliomas and in the retina. But, for the reason that I have not made an exhaustive search for them in other tissues, I did not draw the conclusion that they never occur elsewhere. The

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