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November 28, 1990

The Eye in Systemic Disease

Author Affiliations

University of Louisville (Ky) School of Medicine

University of Louisville (Ky) School of Medicine


edited by Daniel H. Gold and Thomas A. Weingeist, 710 pp, with illus, $87.50, ISBN 0-397-50722-4, Philadelphia, Pa, JB Lippincott Co, 1990.

JAMA. 1990;264(20):2684-2685. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450200092044

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The need for a comprehensive text that covers the broad topic of the effect of systemic diseases upon the eye is quite evident for both ophthalmologists and practitioners in general medical fields.

The editors have coordinated the efforts of 320 contributors from an extremely broad range of areas. An extensive number of contributors from the ophthalmic academic community is complemented by an impressive representation from specialists in dermatology, genetics, neurology, immunology, oncology, hematology, toxicology, and infectious disease. Surgical contributions from the fields of neurosurgery, plastic surgery, and obstetrics/gynecology have also been included. Additionally, specialists from the fields of public health, pathology, nutrition, and cell biology have contributed to the 230 chapters. The editors mention in the preface their intention of offering an overview of the individual diseases represented, thus creating a concise reference text for both the primary care provider and the specialist. The book is organized according to clinical