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May 13, 1950

Ophthalmic Medicine

JAMA. 1950;143(2):212. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910370062033

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Having been asked to either edit Foster-Moore's famous "Medical Ophthalmology" or write a new book along similar lines, Doggart chose the latter course and a new title. His work is an up-to-date, excellently prepared and illustrated short textbook on medical ophthalmology. It contains ophthalmologic material arranged according to the systemic disease or localized extraocular disease which constitutes the cause or at least forms the background for the respective ocular disease. The first four chapters of the book are devoted to ophthalmologic history taking, methods of examination and symptomatology. From then on, each chapter is devoted to a discussion of the eye manifestations of a single systemic disease or of a characteristic group of such disease. Typical chapter headings, therefore, are allergy, syphilis, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, focal infection, virus infections and fungus infections. Chapter 9 is entitled "Inflammatory Syndromes" and deals with sarcoidosis, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, Reiter's disease, ophthalmia lenta, dermatomyositis, Behcet's sysmptom

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