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April 6, 1935

Cataract: Its Etiology and Treatment

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By Clyde A. Clapp, M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University. Cloth. Price, $4. Pp. 254, with 92 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1934.

JAMA. 1935;104(14):1271. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760140075038

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The author has assembled the pertinent facts pertaining to the lens and arranged the material in a logical sequence. Dr. Ida Mann has written the first and second chapters, on the development and comparative anatomy of the lens. The foregoing, with the material on anatomy, growth, physiology, chemistry and anomalies, are contained in the first seven chapters (about one fourth) of the book. The remaining eighteen chapters deal with cataracts. The author in turn writes of the pathogenesis of all cataracts and discusses congenital, traumatic, secondary, complicated and senile cataracts. He outlines but gives little credence to the nonoperative treatment of cataracts. The remainder of the book, except for chapter XVI, which is on couching and is of historical interest, and the last two chapters, on dislocations of the lens and on aphakia with its treatment, deals with the various types of cataract operations as well as the preparation for

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