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July 1938


Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;20(1):88-89. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850190100010

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E. F., a school boy aged 16, was first seen in the ophthalmic department of the Cleveland City Hospital on Nov. 29, 1937, complaining of pain and swelling of the right eye and the presence of painful kernels in the right side of the neck.

The boy went hunting on November. 16 and 22, catching and subsequently dressing a number of rabbits. He stated that he wore gloves while hunting and dressing the animals and that neither his gloved hand nor any of the material came in contact with his eyes. However, two days after the second hunt the right eye became slightly irritated. The patient caught more rabbits on the morning of November 27. During the hunt and the dressing process he kept rubbing his irritated eye. That night he had a moderately severe chill and began to complain of headache and aching of the muscles of the back

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