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March 01, 2005

The History of Ophthalmology in Japan

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by Saiichi Mishima, MD, 450 pp, with illus, $195, Oostende, Belgium, Wayenborgh Press, 2004.


Copyright 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2005

Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(3):412. doi:10.1001/archopht.123.3.412-a

Despite the prominent contributions to contemporary ophthalmology by our colleagues from Japan, the history of vision sciences in that country is a subject about which few Western ophthalmologists know very much. Dr Mishima, a major innovator and contributor to modern ophthalmology, has crafted a masterful and comprehensive review of Japanese ophthalmology. Working in collaboration with 6 additional authors, Dr Mishima published this history to commemorate the centennial of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society.

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