James G. Ravin

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It has been 50 years since fluorescein angiography was developed as a clinical procedure by 2 medical students at Indiana University. The story of its discovery and the recognition of its value to ophthalmology involve a combination of insight and serendipity. Fluorescein had been in use clinically for more than half a century, but it took a pulmonary(More)
P opular opinion of medical missionaries has undergone wide swings during the last 2 centuries. Individuals who traveled far from home, often into dangerous territory to spread their religious faith in conjunction with medical care, have been both praised enthusiastically for their benevolent work, and castigated as pompous, presumptuous, and overly pious.(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of eye diseases on several important artists who have been given little attention from a medical-historical viewpoint. The examples chosen demonstrate problems artists have had to face from different types of eye disease, including cataract, glaucoma, and retinal diseases. The ophthalmological care provided is described in(More)
While he was a student at the Munich medical school, Max Talmey strongly influenced the education of Albert Einstein. Their association occurred during five years of Einstein's second decade. They lost contact for many years after each left Munich. Talmey emigrated to the United States and practiced medicine, mainly ophthalmology, in New York City. He made(More)
We reviewed the records of 37 patients who received orbital radiation for ocular changes of Graves' disease. Signs of orbital congestion improved in many patients. Proptosis extraocular muscle involvement, and corneal involvement were not appreciably altered. The best response was found in patients with optic nerve involvement. Radiation therapy is(More)
Traumatic asphyxia (compression cyano­ sis) is a syndrome characterized by blue dis­ coloration of the face, neck, and upper chest.' It is the result of severe compression of the thorax. This injury is not uncommon ; about 200 cases have been reported. Most cases have been due to mechanical compres­ sion, but reports have included etiologies as diverse as(More)