April 1947

Diseases of the Retina.

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By Herman Elwyn, M.D. Price, $10. Pp. 593, with 170 illustrations. Philadelphia: The Blakiston Company, 1946.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;79(4):474. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220100124013

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This new volume is divided into eight sections in which the author discusses vascular disturbances and malformations, hereditary degenerations, inflammatory disease, developmental anomalies, detachment, tumors and injury of the retina due to radiation. The clinical picture, ophthalmoscopic appearance, pathogenesis, pathologic changes, course and treatment are considered, and there are excellent illustrations of both the funduscopic and the microscopic appearance of all the commoner and many of the unusual conditions involving the retina. The section on degenerative changes on a hereditary basis is particularly comprehensive and places in one volume much material which has previously been available only from a number of sources.

By avoiding controversy, particularly as to the pathogenesis of the conditions, the author has condensed a huge amount of information in relatively few pages. The bibliography is representative, and the printer has done an excellent job.

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