January 1948

Eye Manifestations of Internal Diseases.

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By I. S. Tassman, M.D. Second edition. Price, $10. Pp. 614, with 243 illustrations, 24 in color. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1946.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1948;81(1):113. doi:10.1001/archinte.1948.00220190121015

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The appearance of a second edition of this book in a relatively short time after the first edition was published indicates that the book has been exceptionally well received. The favorable reception is well merited.

The second edition has been enlarged by the addition of a description of a number of new diseases and an enlargement on the treatment of various conditions. Just how valuable the latter addition will be is questionable. After all, the book is primarily a publication on the ocular expressions of internal disease, and the treatment of internal diseases should be left to the internist in the great majority of cases.

The reviewer would much prefer to see the space allotted to many unusual and rare diseases and their treatment, also more reproductions of eyegrounds. The internist is primarily interested in the eyegrounds, which are probably the most frequently examined by him in conjunction with a

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