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The newer textbooks in medicine have made a definite attempt to correlate pathology with clinical symptoms. In the preface to this volume the author states that "success in teaching is due chiefly to the method of presenting the subject. The more scientific approach is first to emphasize the pathologic changes and physiopathology of the disease, and then endeavor to deduce the symptoms from the lesions.... The ophthalmologist has the advantage of being able to study structural changes in the course of their development and to observe the different stages and final results objectively from the exudate to atrophy, from vascular changes to hemorrhage and connective tissue development, while in other parts of the body the pathologic changes have to be reconstructed from specimens of dead tissues. It is important, therefore, that the student should be taught how to correlate the ophthalmoscopic symptoms with the pathologic lesions, trying to visualize the
Internal Diseases of the Eye and Atlas of Ophthalmoscopy. JAMA. 1937;109(3):231. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780290053028