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Book and Software Review
August 2006

Shields’ Textbook of Glaucoma, 5th Edition

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by R. Rand Allingham, MD, Karim F. Damji, MD, FRCSC, Sharon Freedman, MD, Sayoko E. Moroi, MD, PhD, George Shafranov, MD, 671 pp, with illus, $159, ISBN 0-7817-3939-X, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005.


Copyright 2006 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2006

Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124(8):1213. doi:10.1001/archopht.124.8.1213-a

It is certainly a sign of getting older when it seems like a year or 2 since one was asked to review one's favorite textbook and it turns out to have been 7. The Fifth Edition has a minor change, the addition of the name of the editor of the first 4 editions to the book's title, and a major change, the transfer of the editor mantle to a new well-respected glaucoma expert. I suspect that among the many qualifications Dr Shields was looking for in his successor was to match the use of his first name as only an initial.

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