March 12, 1927

Thérapeutique chirurgicale ophtalmologique.

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Par Duverger, professeur à la Faculté de médecine de Strasbourg, et Velter, professeur agrégé à la faculté de Paris. Cloth. Pp. 480, with illustrations. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1926.

JAMA. 1927;88(11):861. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680370089027

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In the introduction, the authors state that they did not wish to write a treatise nor yet an encyclopedia of the surgery of the eye, but rather a description of the technical procedures that have proved of the greatest value in their hands, together with the most important indications for the various types of operation. Nevertheless, they have succeeded in producing what is probably the most instructive modest sized book on surgery of the eye of recent years. Most striking are the illustrations. The plates, some in black and white and the majority in full colors, each have from six to ten illustrations of various operative steps and are so clearly illustrative that accompanying text is almost unnecessary. It is of course unfortunate that the plates cannot be invariably located opposite the descriptive matter; but the make-up of the book precludes that. Historical references are not given, and the various

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