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The first edition of this justly popular textbook of ophthalmology was published in 1907 and public demand has forced the author to this, the eighth, edition, not including reprinting of the fourth and sixth editions. The difference between this and the previous edition can be best given in the words of the author which form the preface:
Though no very radical changes have been made in this edition and the same care has been taken to retain the relative importance of details so that the student and medical practitioner may view them in their proper perspective, it has been thought advisable to refer briefly to some modern advancements in treatment, such as the detached retina. Further, although the time is not yet ripe for estimating the future practical value of physiological and biochemical researches, some of them have been of such outstanding significance that it was deemed wise to draw
Diseases of the Eye. JAMA. 1937;108(4):327. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780040077036