November 14, 1953

Ophthalmologic Diagnosis

JAMA. 1953;153(11):1062. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940280070029

This new work presents a unique approach to ocular diagnosis. It could not serve as the sole textbook for an undergraduate student, since treatment is ignored, but, for the postgraduate student or resident in ophthalmology, there is served in palatable form a well-written and most informative treatise on the art of diagnosis, with many suggestions that should prove invaluable. Unlike most modern textbooks, it has no photographs or classical illustrations and has only a few diagrammatic drawings. In no sense a catalog of all known ophthalmological diseases, it is truly a "clear and concise road map to ophthalmology." In masterful fashion the author presents a philosophy of diagnosis that should be entertaining and instructive to the trained ophthalmologist as well as to the novice. The first few chapters contain a rather brief survey of fundamental principles that are elaborated on in subsequent chapters. The advantage of dividing the material in

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