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December 22, 1928

Die Behandlung der Augenkrankheiten in der Allgemeinpraxis.

JAMA. 1928;91(25):2017. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700250081039

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In this small tome, an attempt is made to tell the general practitioner how to treat such diseases of the eye as may come under his care, on the supposition that he can diagnose the condition. The medicaments used in ophthalmology are described and the methods of their use are elaborated. The different diseases of the eye are mentioned briefly, and the therapeutic measures indicated in each are given at some length. Much space is devoted to the general treatment of syphilis and tuberculosis, a phase of medical practice in which the ophthalmologist should be taking instruction from the general practitioner and not giving it. But in telling the tale of iritis, the author missed the great opportunity of the book. He speaks of rheumatic and gouty iritis, syphilitic and tuberculous iritis, gonorrheal, traumatic and sympathetic iritis, but refrains carefully from any references to iritis due to focal infection. Above

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