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Book and Software Review
December 2000

Corneal Transplantation: A History of Profiles (Hirschberg History of Ophthalmology: The Monographs, Vol 6)

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(12):1712. doi:

This outstanding volume traces the development of corneal transplantation surgery from the 18th century through the mid 20th century, with detailed chapters on 18 pivotal pioneers in the field. From early speculation through initial animal experimentation; from sporadic clinical success to more constant results in the hands of a few gifted surgeons; from the beginnings of eye banking to the rigorous improvement of surgical techniques, this book tells the stories of the key persons in corneal transplant surgery (representing England, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Russia, France, and the United States). The volume is multiauthored, with contributions from 17 experts, in addition to the Mannis editors.

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