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March 1951


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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;45(3):357-358. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700010363009

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To the Editor:  —With reference to the article by Dr. William E. B. Hall entitled, "Malignant Melanoma of the Uveal Tract: Report of Case with Death Thirty Years After Enucleation," published in the September 1950 issue of the Archives, page 381, I am far from convinced that this report has a reasonable relation to its title.The author has arrived at the conclusion from autopsy findings only, coupled with the hearsay history, resurrected 30 years after an injury to the left eye and 40 years after an injury to the right leg, that a melanosarcoma existed in an eye which he had never seen. He assumes that the postmortem condition was the end result of an ocular sarcoma which was diagnosed as such without histological proof by the surgeon who removed the eye 30 years before.I do not think it proper that the readers of the Archives should accept

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