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November 7, 1936

The Eye and Its Diseases

JAMA. 1936;107(19):1586-1587. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770450070032

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In this volume competent ophthalmologists throughout the world cooperate to present a complete textbook. Eighty-two authorities are included. The book follows the classic procedure in medicine of beginning with history and proceeding to anatomy and physiology, examination, refraction, disease, medical ophthalmology, injuries, treatment and prophylaxis. There are also chapters on the legal aspects of ophthalmology, immunology and laboratory diagnosis. The historical introduction by Shastid is essentially a series of brief biographies of noted discoverers. The sections on anatomy and physiology are excellently illustrated and the section on routine examination is practical. It becomes apparent through this section how greatly the knowledge of ophthalmology has benefited from the discovery of new types of apparatus. The book is quite up to date and, while concise, at the same time sufficiently complete to be in miniature an encyclopedia of ophthalmology. Especially to be commended are the numerous excellently reproduced illustrations and the extraordinarily

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