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August 7, 1897

The Eye as an Aid in General Diagnosis, A Hand-book for the use of Students and General Practitioners.

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By E. H. Linnell, M.D. Philadelphia: The Edwards & Docker Co. 1897.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(6):295. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440320039015

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Abstract

The object of this book is to show that the examination of the eyes affords valuable aid in the diagnosis of diseases of the nervous system as well as of numerous affections of other organs and to induce the practitioners to pay more attention to this too much neglected subject.

Possessing the experience of a general practice of twenty years and fifteen years of experience as an oculist, the author is singularly well qualified to produce a book, which though written from the standpoint of a specialist, is perfectly suited to the understanding of the general practitioner. The first part of the book is devoted to the eye symptoms of nervous and constitutional diseases. The author taking up the various parts of the eye in their anatomic order from the lids and conjunctiva to the retina and optic nerve, points out the local affections and the general diseases they are

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