edited by Gunter K. von Noorden, MD, Drhc, 290 pp, with illus, $145, Oostende, Belgium, JP Wayenborgh, 2002.
When a major political figure leaves office, he writes his memoirs. When an important ophthalmologist leaves active practice, he may choose to write the history of his specialty. Gunter K. von Noorden, MD, Drhc, a name known to a generation of ophthalmologists and associated with the diagnosis of muscle imbalance and its treatment, has done just this.
Dr von Noorden has gathered a distinguished group of contributors to develop The History of Strabismology from "origin to insertion." What strikes the reader atfirst glance is the book itself. Published by JP Wayenborgh, a noted ophthalmic publishing company, the book's dust jacket contains a striking image of a woman with strabismus taken from George Bartish's 1583volume entitled Ophthalmodouleia. Additionally, the book is published using high-quality paper and legible type size, both of which provide the reader with great visual comfort.
The History of Strabismology. Arch Ophthalmol. 2003;121(5):747. doi:10.1001/archopht.121.5.747