December 1942

The Ophthalmic Formulary.

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By G. Griffin Lewis, M.D., F.A.C.S. Price, $3.50. Pp. 167. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1942.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1942;70(6):1098. doi:10.1001/archinte.1942.00200240182012

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The compilation of "favorite prescriptions of prominent oculists from all parts of the world" is a handy gadget to have on the desk for an oculist who wonders what a distinguished colleague might prescribe for a given disease of the eye. Most of the formulas contained in this volume have the venerability of age and long usage and will stand the test of pharmacologic compatibility. A few will stand the test of therapeutic experience.

The name of a sponsor appears with every prescription. It is not claimed that the sponsor originated the formula or is responsible for the spelling or the accuracy of the dose. The purpose of the name is not clear, but one may assume that it implies that the formula was one of his favorite prescriptions.

Indications for use of the various prescriptions are given in a general way. Contraindications are not mentioned. The manual is useful

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