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April 17, 1967

Handbook of Ocular Therapeutics and Pharmacology

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by Philip P. Ellis and Donn L. Smith, ed 2; 224 pp, $9.75, St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Co., 1966.

JAMA. 1967;200(3):265. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120160131043

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Ocular Therapy: Complications and Management, edited by Irving H. Leopold (from Symposia on Ocular Drug Complications and Management held under the auspices of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology), 157 pp, with illus, $11, St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Co., 1966.

These two monographs complement each other and provide excellent coverage of the subject matter in a useful form.

Ellis and Smith's second edition is a revision of their fundamental handbook which has served as a concise and basic reference for ocular therapy and pharmacology. The new edition presents new information on drugs used on the autonomic nervous system and a special dose table for pediatric therapy.

This monograph begins with an introduction and basic considerations of ocular therapy. In the following chapters specific therapy for diseases of each of the important structures of the eye is systematically covered. In the final section the pharmacology of commonly used therapeutic