Effects of carbon monoxid upon the eye

      This paper is only available as a PDF. To read, Please Download here.


      This paper gives a general survey of the subject and includes a graphic description of the subjective and general nutritional effects of carbon monoxid poisoning, by one of the victims; and incidentally throws light on the origin of a story of a haunted house. It gives an account of the ocular symptoms of such poisoning, revealing a distinct tendency of the poison to cause neuritis and especially to affect the optic nerve.
      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment


        • Friedrich Martin
        Poisoning by Carbon Monoxid.
        Cleveland Med. Jour. 1910; II (Dr.): 420
        • Hall A.J.
        Two cases of poisoning by coal gas from a “geyser,” one of which ended fatally with mental symptoms.
        Lancet. 1910; I (Dr.): 1467
        • Tibbetts T.M.
        Notes on cases of poisoning by carbon monoxid from an unusual source.
        Public Health, London. 1909; XXII (Dr.): 426
        • Reid J.
        A case of poisoning by coal gas.
        Lancet, London. 1907; I (Dr.): 1155
        • Fleming R.A.
        Personal experience of poisoning by charcoal fumes.
        Edinburg Med. Journal. 1906; XX (Dr.): 248
        • Thompson W.J.
        A case of carbon monoxid poisoning.
        Tr. Roy. Acad. Med., Ireland. 1904; XXIII (Dr.): 376
        • Ingram P.C.P.
        A case of carbon monoxid poisoning.
        Lancet, London. 1905; II: 1894
        • Buchanan R.J.M.
        Note on poisoning by carbon monoxid.
        Liverpool Med.-Chir. J. 1904; XXIV: 271
        • Yarrow T.J.
        Chronic carbon monoxid poisoning and carbonyl-hemoglobinuria; the latter a hitherto undescribed condition.
        Reprint from Amer. Med., Phil. 1902; (Dr.)
        • Ringer A.I.
        Studies on the effects of carbon monoxid poisoning.
        (Dr.)in: Proc. Soc. Exper. Biol. & Med., N. Y.VI. 1909: 68
        • Banerjee K.P.
        My story of a demon; carbon monoxid gas; my punishment for want of foresight.
        Indian Med. Gaz., Calcutta. 1902; XXXVII: 373
        • Redmond T.O'C.
        Carbon monoxid poisoning.
        Med. Press & Circ., London. 1902; LXIV: 261
      1. Wood, Casey A., Dr. Toxic Amblyopias. American Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology, XVI, 12719–12800.

        • Henderson Yandell
        Carbon monoxid poisoning.
        Jour. A. M. A. 1916; LXVII (Professor): 1-5
        • Henderson Yandell
        Carbon monoxid poisoning.
        Jour. A. M. A. 1916; LXVII (Professor): 580-583
        • Henderson Yandell
        How Much Gas Can You Breathe?.
        Popular Science Monthly. 1920; Vol. 97 (Professor): 19-22
        • McGurn Wm.J.
        Chronic Carbon Monoxid Inhalation and Some of its Untoward Results.
        Boston Med. & Surg. Jour. 1917; CLXXVI (Dr.): 231-235
      2. Apfelbach, G. L. Dr. Carbon Monoxid Poisoning. Diseases of Occupation and Vocational Hygiene. Kober and Hausen.

        • Massanek Gabriel
        Polyneuritis in Folge von CO Vergiftung.
        Pest. Med. Chir. Presse, Budapest. 1903; XXXIX (Dr.): 965
        • Schaffer
        Uder eine noch nichtbeschrieben Veränderung des Nervenmark.
        Centralbl. f. Nerven u. Psychiat., Berlin u. Leip. 1903; XXVI (Dr.): 485
      3. Edsall, David L., Dr. Carbon Monoxid Poisoning. Osler's Modern Medicine, Vol. II, pp. 388–392.

      4. O'Malley, Mary, Dr. A Psychosis Following Carbon Monoxid Poisoning with Complete Recovery. Am. J. Med. Soc., CXLV, 855.

        • Darling H.C.R.
        Bath Heater Poisoning.
        Med. Jour. of. Australia. 1908; II: 181
        • Yarrow Jr., T.J.
        Chronic Carbon Monoxid Poisoning with Report of an Illustrative Case.
        N. Y. Med. Jour. 1900; LXVI (Dr.): 496
        • Lind C.J.
        Symptoms and Treatment of Coal Gas Asphyxiation.
        Nor. West Lancet, Minneapolis. 1902; XXII (Dr.): 70
        • Nasmith G.G.
        • Harrison F.C.
        Carbon Monoxid Poisoning.
        Jour. Exper. Med., Lancaster, Pa. 1910; XII (Dr.): 282-287
        • Hoke E.
        Ueber die Aufnahme des Kohlenoxyde durch das Nervensystem.
        Arch. f. Expere. Path. u. Pharm., Leipzig. 1906; LVI (Dr.): 201-206
        • Izard L.
        Des troubles nerveux consecutifs aux intoxications oxycarbones.
        1907 (8 Lyon)
        • Brown Sanger
        Psychoses Resulting from Coal Gas Asphyxiation.
        Jour., A. M. A. 1906; XLVI (Dr.) (Chicago): 1205
      5. Hamilton, Alice, M.D. Inorganic Poisons, other than Lead, in American Industries. Jour. of Industrial Hygiene, Vol L, No. 2, 89.

        • Van Slyke Donald D.
        • Salvesen Harold A.
        The Determination of Carbon Monoxid in Blood.
        Jour. Biol. Chem. 1919; 40 (Dr.) (Dr.): 103-107
        • Fieldner A.C.
        • Teague M.C.
        • Yoe J.H.
        Protection Afforded by Army Gas Masks against Various Industrial Gases.
        Jour. Indust. and Engin. Chem. 1919; II: 622-623
        • Lamb Arthur B.
        • Bray William C.
        • Frazer J.C.W.
        The Removal of Carbon Monoxid from Air.
        Jour. Indust. and Chem. Engin. 1920; 12: 213-221
        • Rutherford W.J.
        Carbon Monoxid Poisoning in Warfare.
        Lancet. 1920; 198: 184-188
        • Balthazard V.
        Present Ideas of Carbon Monoxid Poisoning.
        Bull. de l'Acad. de méd. 1919; 41: 439-441
        • Munroe H.S.
        Physiological Effects Carbon Monoxid.
        Amer. Jour. Pharm. 1912; LXXXIV: 401-404
      6. Fuchs. Text Book of Ophthalmology. Edited by Duane, p. 754.

      7. Norris and Oliver., Drs. Article upon The Toxic Amblyopias, by de Schweinitz. System of Diseases of the Eye, Vol. IV, p. 831.

      8. Weeks, John E., Dr. Diseases of the Eye. p. 561.

      9. Love, Edward G., Dr. Impurities in Gas. Vol. I, p. 360–365.

        • Hart William F.
        Laws relating to Gas Companies in the District of Columbia.
        Bureau of Labor, Washington, D. C.,1912 (Translation of List of Industrial Poisons by Dr. Wm.H. Rand, from list prepared by Prof. Dr. Th. Sommerfeld and Dr. R. Fisher, and Edited by Permanent Advisory Council of Hygiene of the International Association for Labor Legislation. Published in Bulletin No. 100)