Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
Textbook of Ophthalmology is a remarkable achievement
by the Agarwals and their coeditors. The text falls in the genre of the Duke-Elder
series, System of Ophthalmology, and Albert and Jakobiec's Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology. The target audience
is described as "all those concerned with the science of ophthalmology," and
the textbook is meant to include "the whole concept of ophthalmology." However,
major topics are overlooked or sparsely treated.
Torczynski E. Ophthalmology. JAMA. 2003;290(12):1645-1647. doi:10.1001/jama.290.12.1645-a