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February 1948

The Oculorotary Muscles.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(2):258-259. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020263016

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The author starts this book with two handicaps. He has coined a new word, "oculorotary." This would not have been too serious if he had confined it to the title, as its meaning is fairly obvious; but he has persisted in using it with annoying frequency. To me it is an awkward word, and one for which I can find little need. He then introduces a set of abbreviations for the various oculorotary motor muscles and some of their actions. Abbreviations have a definite place in records, but they should be used sparingly in a book, and then only when their acceptance is nearly universal, which is not the case here. They definitely detract from the readability of this book.

This work is a complete treatise on ocular motility and its disturbances except that all discussion of surgical technic has been omitted. The author has used many quotations, some several

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