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June 24, 1933

Diseases of the Eye.

JAMA. 1933;100(25):2041-2042. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740250063032

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The appearance of a new edition of Fuchs has been awaited eagerly by American ophthalmologists. The last English edition was published in 1924. Since that time both Professor Fuchs and his veteran translator, Alexander Duane, have died, but one feels that the demand for this great textbook will continue and will justify the publishers in undertaking this new translation. The choice of Dr. Brown, long a disciple of Professor Fuchs, translator of Salzmann's Anatomy of the Eye and an authority on the teaching of ophthalmology, to undertake this work was a fortunate one. The idea of publishers and translator was to produce a suitable and not too expensive textbook for American undergraduates. They have therefore reduced the size of the present edition by nearly 400 pages. The chapter on refraction, written by Duane, has been omitted, in accordance with the translator's belief that refraction should not be taught to American

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