April 1954

Diseases of the Retina.

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By Herman Elwyn. Second Edition. Price, $12.00. Pp. 696, with 243 illustrations, 20 in color. The Blakiston Company, Inc., 575 Madison Ave., New York 22, 1953.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;51(4):572. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920040582017

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Many important changes have been made in the second edition of this excellent text on diseases of the retina. The chapter on diabetic retinopathy is especially well done, and could be read with profit not only by ophthalmologists but by all internists treating this disease. The chapters on the angiospastic diseases have likewise received considerable revision. Many of the ideas expressed are original with the author and run counter to those held by internists working in this field. This does not detract from, but rather adds to, the value of the book when read by the advanced student, in that the last word has certainly not been said on the pathogenesis of either essential hypertension or those other conditions, like diffuse glomerulonephritis and the kidney of pregnancy, that result in a similar fundus picture. A chapter has been added on retrolental fibroplasia, and important work of Woods and his associates

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