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September 13, 1930

Slit-Lamp Microscopy of the Living Eye: Early Diagnosis and Symptomatology of Affections of the Anterior Segment of the Eye.

JAMA. 1930;95(11):820. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720110056035

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This edition, which appears five years after the first, has been increased in size from 221 pages to 360 pages and contains sixty-one more illustrations. The bibliography has been expanded and made as nearly complete as possible. The expansion of the book has been sound and is justified, for not only is the text elaborated but the advances of the past five years have been given due attention. There is a systematic arrangement of the book that makes it particularly usable for the beginner in biomicroscopy of the eye and emphasis is laid not only on the actual conditions seen but also on reflexes and other phenomena that might simulate pathologic appearances. Owing to the limited number of illustrations, the student is forced to see the actual conditions himself rather than draw on an imagination stimulated by such beautiful colored illustrations as those of the Vogt atlas. All in all,

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