February 1941

Bothman's Fundus Atlas.

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By Louis Bothman, M.D., and Reuel W. Bennett. Price, $17. Pp. 53. Chicago: Year Book Publishers, 1939.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(2):472. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200020234020

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Bothman's "Fundus Atlas" presents fifty original stereoscopic photographs of congenital anomalies and diseases of the fundus. These are mounted on cards, the photograph of the lesion being of the fundus given in duplicate accompanied with a history of the patient. There is also an excellent description of what is seen in the fundus in question.

Obviously the atlas is for the use of the ophthalmologist in teaching students, but it should be of immense service to the internist. To the medical student the ophthalmoscope has become almost as important an adjuvant to his diagnostic armamentarium as the otoscope, tongue depressor or reflex hammer. The student is taught to recognize the commoner ophthalmoscopic findings indicative of constitutional organic disease, but frequently some abnormality is noted which may be purely local. The teacher of internal medicine who is familiar with Bothman's "Fundus Atlas" can make the diagnosis and show to the student

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