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June 1938

ENCEPHALITIC OPTIC NEURITIS AND ATROPHY DUE TO MUMPSREPORT OF A CASE

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;19(6):926-929. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850180078005
Abstract

As the field of practice in a specialty is naturally more or less restricted, there are a variety of aspects of certain diseases and their complications which rarely come under observation. This statement of fact is particularly true of the specialties that have to do with the consequences of mumps. By way of introduction, a brief summary of the general subject may serve the twofold purpose of furnishing a background for the case to be reported and presenting data that are not regularly observed and noted in routine work. To delve even cursorily into the published material on epidemic parotitis brings conclusive evidence that little of consequence has been added to the general subject by present day observers, as the field has been thoroughly investigated and the various findings recorded. It is, in itself, not a new topic, as the disease was well known even in the

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