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July 3, 1937

The Ocular Fundus in Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1937;109(1):75. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780270077035

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Abstract

The author has found it "necessary to make the text in this volume as condensed as possible" in order to keep the book small. He has made schematized black and white drawings of the various conditions of the fundus and also colored plates to illustrate the reports of cases which have seemed to him to be of interest to the physician in other specialties. The statement in the preface that many references are made in the text is not confirmed. Not a few of those found are incorrect, and there is no bibliography. The text makes easy reading because of its simple form, but inaccuracies and exaggerated statements vie with antiquated terminology in bringing to the reader a distorted picture of the intended description. On page 24 is found the statement "scotomata may be due to disease of the brain... or the choroid." The terms "diabetic retinitis" and "albuminuric retinitis"

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