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In his foreword Gonin pays a graceful tribute to his master, the late Prof. Marc Dufour, from whom he received the impetus, twentyfive years ago, first to master the anatomic and clinical aspects of retinal detachment and then to proceed to devise a method for its cure. The handsome volume here reviewed is a model of completed investigation. It is written with the greatest clarity of expression and can be comprehended by any one with a meager knowledge of the French language. The book is divided into two main parts. The first is concerned with the pathogenesis of retinal detachment and the second with the treatment. The arrangement of the subject matter of each part in chapters follows conventional lines. The mere reading of the titles of the various chapters is of absorbing interest.
Part I: Pathogenesis
In chapter I generalities are dealt with. The word "detachment" is
Le décollement de la rétine, pathogénie—traitement.. Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;14(1):172–174. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840070184017