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February 26, 1910

Manual of the Diseases of the Eye. Japanese Translation of Sixth Edition.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(9):729-730. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550350065025

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Abstract

We are in receipt of the Japanese translation of Dr. May's "Manual of Diseases of the Eye." The Journal commented on the original edition of this book when it appeared in English and, therefore, we are relieved of giving an analytical review of this translation. Curiosity, however, prompted the study of the first page to try to gain an idea of the title of the book in Japanese, but after a while it became evident that we were looking at the wrong place for the title; that the title-page was the last page in the book; and further, that to read it one must read backward. This method of reading being unfamiliar here, the attempt was given up. There are few American books that have been honored by translation into many foreign languages as has Dr. May's; it has been translated into German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, and now Japanese,

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