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While the exhibits of the A. M. A. Annual Meeting form one of the most valuable features for the visitors to the meeting, it cannot be said that this volume in any way is a satisfactory substitute for a visit to the exhibit itself. It is understandable that exhibits present almost unsurmountable difficulties to publication in book form. There is absolutely no uniformity in the illustrations as they are provided to the publisher, and in their present form the printed reproductions are useless. Even the wording ranges from type which is entirely illegible, unless one uses a magnifying glass, to billboard-size type which almost jumps out of the book. Ironically enough, the worst example of this occurs in the section on the ophthalmological exhibits. Unless the material from these exhibits can be changed for future editions, it is hard to understand why anyone would invest in these volumes.
A. M. A. Scientific Exhibits 1956.. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;58(2):315. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00940010327024