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October 13, 1934

Diseases of the Eye

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By Sir John Herbert Parsons, C.B.E., D.Sc., F.R.C.S., Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon, University College Hospital, London. Seventh edition. Cloth. Price, $5.50. Pp. 695, with 374 illustrations. New York:n Macmillan Company, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(15):1177. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750410067031

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The last edition of this textbook appeared in 1930 and was reprinted in 1931. A review appeared in The Journal, March 22, 1930, page 891. That there is a demand for the book is evidenced by the necessity of a new edition after only four years, especially during these times of depression. The new edition contains sixteen more pages than its predecessor, the increment lying in additions to the existing text. No new chapters and no new illustrations have been added. The second chapter, on physiology, has been more or less rewritten, with especial attention paid to the balance of intra-ocular pressure and to the formation of the aqueous. The work of Duke-Elder is reflected in this. The remaining additions to the text have been more in the form of slight amplifications, such as the addition of about half a paragraph on the modern surgical treatment of detachment of the

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