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These two massive tones on ophthalmology measure twelve by thirteen inches and contain a resume of all of ophthalmology in French by numerous French authors, collaborating with the editors. While the material they contain is well selected and beautifully illustrated, the size and weight of the books makes them so impractical as to be almost worthless. In addition, they are not bound, but the loose pages are held in place by a spring mechanism which is not very secure. It is evident that the publication of advances in ophthalmology is intended, which can be slipped into the proper places for reference. The unwieldiness of these volumes makes them a vertitable white elephant in any library, since no ordinary shelves will accommodate them.
Encyclopedia medico-chirurgicale.. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;58(2):319-320. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00940010331033