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The standard nature of this textbook is readily apparent from the fact that this is the fifteenth edition since 1900 and that there are British, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Japanese and Chinese editions as well. The last previous American edition appeared in August 1934 and was reprinted in August 1936. The author states in the preface that the chapters on the ophthalmoscope and the ocular manifestations of general diseases have been rewritten and that much new information has been included on the subjects of operations on the lids and the retina. Obsolete matter has been deleted, with the highly desirable result that in spite of the advances in knowledge in this field there has been little increase in the size of the book. This edition remains an excellent introductory textbook for medical students and a source of convenient reference for those physicians who are not specializing in diseases of
Manual of the Diseases of the Eye for Students and General Practitioners. JAMA. 1937;109(22):1842. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780480074039