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February 1949

Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Surgery.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(2):249. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040254011

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This standard textbook has been thoroughly revised to include all the recent advances in its field. The numerous additions to the text are largely in the form of liberal quotations from various sources. While the value of the volume as a reference work is greatly enhanced by them, the reviewer found it difficult at times to determine the author's own personal views. The chapter on pathology of the orbit has been greatly enlarged to include a full discussion on the medical, as well as the surgical, treatment of thyrotoxic and thyrotrophic exophthalmos. In decompression of the orbit in extreme cases of malignant exophthalmos, the author favors removal of its lateral wall rather than its roof. A rather full description of some of the more recent technics for integrated implants is given in the chapter on enucleation. The physiology of strabismus and its nonsurgical treatment are ably presented, and much new

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