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May 1949

Year Book of Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(5):658. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040674024

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This year's Year Book brings again in a compact and handy form an accurate review of the past year's publications in ophthalmology. The subject of the special article written by the ophthalmologic editor, Dr. Louis Bothman, is: "When Should Cataracts Be Operated On?" The abstracts, as usual, are classified on an anatomic basic, and there are several special chapters. The one on glaucoma includes a long review of Dr. Magitot's article on the "Intracranial Origin of Glaucomatous Optic Atrophy"; in the chapter on neurology and visual fields there is a review of Dr. M. Amsler's article on "Qualitative Examination of Macular Function"; the chapter on therapy is particularly complete and even reviews an article by M. Toulant on "Tissue Therapy in Ophthalmology"; the chapter on surgery, which comprises 43 pages of the 233 pages devoted to the eye in this Year Book, illustrates the interest that the surgical part of

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