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June 1947

The Eye Manifestations of Internal Diseases.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(6):810. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220834015

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According to the author, this book is designed to serve the needs of the ophthalmologist and all others engaged in general or specialized practice. I suppose that Dr. Tassman has steered this difficult middle course as well as could be expected, but his work suffers from the numerous compromises that have had to be made. For example, several chapters are devoted to a description of the eye and its adnexa, the examination of the patient and the routine tests and equipment therein employed. I believe that much of this could have been omitted—the ophthalmologist does not need such primary instruction, and the general practitioner is unlikely either to perform the simpler procedures or to buy the equipment necessary to carry out the more elaborate examinations.

The second part of the book, beginning at chapter VI, describes the ocular manifestations of systemic diseases. The systemic disease is first described, and the

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