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May 12, 1923

Verletzungen des Auges in klinischen Bildern. Für praktische Aerzte.

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Von Prof. Dr. Ernest Blessig, Direktor der Univ. Augenklinik in Dorpat. Paper. Pp. 43. Berlin: S. Karger, 1922.

JAMA. 1923;80(19):1404. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640460054038

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This little pamphlet, printed on the cheapest kind of paper and without embellishments of any sort, proves on careful analysis to be of great value. It is merely a clinical record of thirty-six cases of eye injury, illustrating nearly all possible types. The conventional division of injuries into five main groups has been followed in the main, and to these have been added the various types of unusual war-time injuries. Unnecessary details have been eliminated, the essential phases of clinical description being left, so that a mental image of the case in question is readily formed. The medical and surgical treatment in each case is outlined in sufficient detail, and the immediate outcome of the case is mentioned. It is somewhat unfortunate that the author did not include the ultimate outcome after several years of observation. Although originally written in Russian (owing to the cost of publishing, it has been

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