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August 1949

Manual de oftalmología clinica y teorica.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;42(2):221-222. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900050226019

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This is the first of four projected handbooks on clinical and theoretic ophthalmology, designed to cover all phases of the subject. This volume covers the essentials of general clinical ophthalmology, especially with reference to examination procedures and the correction of refractive errors. It is in a sense a condensed revision, with inclusion of the latest advances in the specialty of the author's previous work, now out of print, "Lectures on Clinical Ophthalmology." The forthcoming volumes will take up in greater detail many of the topics only briefly discussed here, as well as subjects of a more advanced character.

Chapter 1 opens with a brief history of ophthalmology, illustrated with photographs of the most eminent past masters of the specialty, and then goes on to a general consideration of the anatomy, embryology, physiology and pathology of the visual apparatus. This is presented in large, bold strokes, so to speak, and conveys

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