June 8, 1935

A Pathology of the Eye

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By Eugene Wolff, M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S., Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Northern Hospital. Cloth. Price, 28s. Pp. 283, with 124 illustrations. London: H. K. Lewis & Company, Ltd., Philadelphia: P. Blakiston & Son, 1934.

JAMA. 1935;104(23):2122. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760230070037

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In his preface the author states that this book "is intended as an introduction to a subject whose essentials most students and ophthalmic surgeons find difficult to come by." Perhaps it fulfils that purpose. The author seems to have dealt rather superficially with the subject. In many instances the pathologic process is described all too briefly and in general terms. Only a small portion of the work will be read with interest by the student of ocular pathology. Too much space is devoted to nonpathologic phases of ophthalmology even though, as the author states in his preface, "much of that which is usually regarded as clinical ophthalmology really belongs to the Pathology of the Living." Too little that is devoted to pathology is devoted to histopathology. Thirty of the illustrations are on normal anatomy and almost all of these are from the author's "Anatomy of the Eye." There is need

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