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May 19, 1928

An Introductory Course in Ophthalmic Optics.

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By Alfred Cowan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Cloth. Price, $3.50. Pp. 262, with 121 illustrations. Philadelphia. F. A. Davis Company, 1927.

JAMA. 1928;90(20):1657. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690470063043

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This is a small, concise book on physiologic optics adapted from lectures on that subject given by the author in the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. It contains chapters on reflection and refraction of plane and spherical surfaces, lenses, dioptric systems of the eye, myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, accommodation, diffusion of images, ophthalmoscopy and retinoscopy. The illustrations are numerous and the explanations brief and easily understandable. The book has a definite place in the teaching of ophthalmology and should be popular with the student and beginning practitioner.

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