By James Thorington, A.M., M.D. Illustrated. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co. 1900.
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This work will be a useful one to the general practitioner who has made no special study of the technicalities of ophthalmology. It is clearly written and very fully illustrated, and will furnish an aid to the understanding of much that is often practically Greek to others than specialists. There are still some points, however, that the work does not fully make clear, and this is admitted by the author himself, who refers the student to his previously-published memoir on retinoscopy for fuller instructions on this particular method. One, however, who studies the book thoroughly from beginning to end, will be able to obtain a very fair general understanding of its subject, and it is, therefore, to be recommended.
Refraction and How to Refract, Including Sections on Optics, Retinoscopy, the Fitting of Spectacles and Eyeglasses, etc.. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(7):444. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460070060023