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March 1949

Clinical Ophthalmology.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(3):392. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040400014

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In this short manual, the author brings as much ophthalmology as the undergraduate and the general practitioner require to advise ophthalmic patients and to decide when the expert is to be called in. Consequently, the common conditions have been described, and those aspects of ophthalmology which require specialistic training, such as refraction, examination of the eyeground and operations, are omitted. An interesting and unusual feature is the emphasis placed on the complaint and symptoms of the patient. The importance of a careful history is frequently overlooked in the completeness of the objective examination of ophthalmic patients and the mechanical perfection of the various instruments which are now in general use. Dr. Traquair's readable book is a wholesome reminder of the value of these features and the necessity of a broad medical outlook in the examination of an ophthalmic patient. The exposition of ocular pain and of headache, asthenopia and giddiness,

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