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October 4, 1930

Manual of the Diseases of the Eye for Students and General Practitioners.

JAMA. 1930;95(14):1044. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720140066043

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This is a revision of the well known compend of eye diseases, with the addition of some new plates and a chapter on the slit lamp and corneal microscope, written by T. Harrison Butler for the sixth British edition. The arrangement is the same as in previous editions, the anatomy and physiology of the structure being given at the beginning of each chapter, followed by the various clinical entities, each one being discussed under varieties, subjective symptoms, objective symptoms, complications, etiology, prognosis and treatment. Operative procedures are described in the chapter dealing with the disease and not in a separate chapter on operations. Chapter XXVI deals with general principles of eye surgery and preparation of the eye for operation as well as ocular therapeutics. The final chapter deals with ocular manifestation in general disease. The book is a compact work on the essentials of ophthalmology. While brief and of little

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