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May 1949

Diseases of the Fundus Oculi with Atlas.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(5):656. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040672020

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This beautifully illustrated text on diseases of the ocular fundus is the first English edition of the author's well known book in German. It is greatly to the credit of the American publishers that they have undertaken this edition, which is limited to slightly less than 1,000 copies. The text has exceptional value because of the author's long experience in the histopathology of the eye. As a result of this, he is able to correlate the ophthalmoscopically visible changes with the histologic picture, and a unique feature of the book is the publication of plates illustrating the histopathology along with the fundus picture.

The translation by Dr. Eric Pressburger is excellent and, unlike so many translations, particularly those from the German, is in good English style with short, readable sentences. Some of this credit must also go to the editor, Dr. Abraham Schlossman.

The book is divided into the usual

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