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December 11, 1996

Ophthalmic Pathology: An Atlas and Textbook

Author Affiliations

VA Hospital Hines, Ill Loyola University Medical Center Maywood, Ill

 

vols 1-4, edited by William H. Spencer, 4th ed, 3044+ pp, with illus, $595, ISBN 0-7216-4908-4, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1996.

JAMA. 1996;276(22):1847. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540220071036

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Abstract

Ophthalmic Pathology

This text is the most complete sourcebook of ophthalmic pathology. Dr Spencer and his associates should be commended for undertaking the monumental task of revision.

The fourth edition has many similarities to the third, but several notable changes have been made. The most noticeable, for those familiar with the previous edition, is the division of the previously unwieldy third volume into two separate volumes, primarily accomplished by giving the section on the uvea its own volume. Another significant change is the addition of the chapter "The Eye," which opens the first volume. With this chapter, Dr Robert Folberg has provided an excellent overview of the technical aspects of ophthalmic pathology and a problem-oriented approach to the histopathology of the eye. The chapter "Basic Mechanisms in Pathology," which opened the third edition, has been moved to the end of volume 4. The last major organizational change is placement

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