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April 3, 1937


JAMA. 1937;108(14):1208. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780140064031

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Here is an important piece of work by the foremost trachomatologist of these times and as such must be given due consideration. The book is well printed on a somewhat different grade of paper than is commonly found in American textbooks. The majority of the illustrations are in color and all are well done. After the introduction there are chapters on clinical manifestations, sequelae, complications, differential diagnosis, treatment, pathologic anatomy, epidemiology and historical aspects. A complete author and subject index concludes the volume.

In 1903 MacCallan was called from London to assume charge of the newly started governmental endeavor to control trachoma in Egypt. For twenty-one years he worked and built up an organization which now includes thirty permanent ophthalmic hospitals, fourteen traveling ophthalmic hospitals under canvas, twenty ophthalmic departments in government general hospitals, and thirty-two daily ophthalmic clinics in government schools. These institutions are staffed almost exclusively with Egyptian

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