edited by Joseph W. Sassani, MD, 352 pp, with illus, $89.50, ISBN
397-51469-7, 1997. Hagerstown, Md, 1997.
Whenever I am asked to write a book review, I immediately react with
one of 2 responses. If I have already read the book and did not like it, then
my response is, "this will be an onerous chore." If, however, I did like the
book, then my response is, "this will be an enjoyable task." I am pleased
to report that reviewing Ophthalmic Pathology With Clinical
Correlations was, indeed, an enjoyable task. The book is outstanding.
The editor is Dr Joseph Sassani, professor of ophthalmology and ophthalmic
pathologist at Penn State University Hershey Medical Center, and he has assembled
a star-studded cast of writers, most of whom are bright young stars on the
horizon of ophthalmic pathology. As with any text in which there are multiple
authors, this one suffers from some mild inconsistencies; but most of the
chapters are outstanding, a few are good, and none are weak.
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