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September 24, 1938

Introduction to Ophthalmology

JAMA. 1938;111(13):1238-1239. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790390094043

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From his long experience as a teacher of ophthalmology in Chicago and Peiping, from his varied clinical research work and from his intimate knowledge of both the American and the Viennese schools, the author has produced a textbook which is unquestionably one of the finest of recent works for the medical student of ophthalmology. While the book is intended as "a formulation of principles," it goes much further and provides rational physiologic and clinicopathologic explanations of the difficult problems which confront a physician attempting to gain a useful understanding of the eye and its diseases. The author presents clearly and in a most practical manner the problems of conjunctivitis, which are so important for the general physician. Diseases of the cornea are well described and the subject of interstitial keratitis is given special consideration. The subject of cataract is particularly well discussed. The chapter on injuries should give the general

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