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June 30, 1934

External Diseases of the Eye

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By Donald T. Atkinson, M.D., Consulting Ophthalmologist to the Santa Rosa Infirmary and the Nix Hospital, San Antonio, Texas. Cloth. Price, $7.50. Pp. 704, with 479 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;102(26):2225. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750260071037

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A volume of this type limiting itself to external disease of the eye is a distinct contribution to the English speaking physician. The author stresses the lesions of the skin in the neighborhood of the eye and a correlation between ophthalmology and dermatology is established. The numerous engravings help to make the book readable. The author illustrates the lesions adequately with drawings and models. A word of praise must be spoken for one endowed with artistic talent, who has used much time and effort to visualize for others. The references are sadly inadequate for the amount of material covered in the text; they are for the most part ancient and they do not include the available rich supply of relevant foreign literature. Some of the methods described are wholly empirical, and others are out of date. A cursory perusal reveals that many of the references are inaccurate. Some of the

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