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September 2007

50 Years Ago in the Archives

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Copyright 2007 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2007

Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(9):1213. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.9.1213

I believe most people now use the steroids instead of fever therapy because it is so much simpler and easier. I still feel that there is a definite place for fever therapy, particularly in acute fulminating disease. I can remember several patients who did not do much on adequate doses of steroids but who had a fine response to fever therapy.

—Paul A. Chandler, Boston, Massachusetts

Reference: Nielsen RH, Kirby TJ. The modern treatment of uveitis. Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;58(1):101.