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May 31, 1930

Kurzes Handbuch der Ophthalmologie.

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Herausgegeben von F. Schieck und A. Brückner. Band I: Anatomie. Entwicklung. Missb[ill]ldungen. Vererbung. Bearbeitet von P. Eisler, A. Franceschetti, R. A. Pfeifer und R. Seefelder. Paper. Price, 134 marks. Pp. 882, with 423 illustrations. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;94(22):1788. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710480064035

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This is the first of seven proposed volumes of a handbook of ophthalmology that is to occupy a midposition between the average textbook and the massive Graefe-Saemisch handbook. The first and fifth volumes have already been published, the second is promised for early in the summer, and the remainder are to appear during the course of the coming year. It is hoped that this promise will be fulfilled, for the big brother (Graefe-Saemisch) has been dragged out interminably. The first volume deals with anatomy, development, malformations and heredity. The first 349 pages are by Eisler of Halle and deal with the gross and microscopic anatomy of theeye, orbit and adnexa. If any details have been omitted from this section, they are ultramicroscopic. One hundred and eleven illustrations are used and they conform in all respects to the standards found throughout. The nervous connection between the eyes and the brain is

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