December 24, 1932

Injuries of the Eye: Diagnosis and Treatment, Forensic Procedures and Visual Economics.

JAMA. 1932;99(26):2209. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740780061033

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The first sentence of the foreword of this book reads "This book is offered as an exhaustive and authoritative work upon Injuries of the Eye." The modern ophthalmologist may not agree with the qualifying adjectives of that introduction. The book is divided into three parts, the first dealing with general injuries of the eye and adnexa, the second with injuries of the special structures of the eye, and the third with forensic medicine. The illustrations are of varying quality; some are excellent and pertinent; others are good but are too vague to be of value or else do not pertain to the text; still others (usually roentgenograms) are mere smears of black and white. Misstatements occur throughout the entire work. Many of these are of minor import, but others are so vital as to justify challenge. Particular reference is made to the statements that occur on pages 22, 156, 211,

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