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Article
April 1958

Atlas of Eye Surgery.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(4):635. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940050191042

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Abstract

This atlas was planned by the authors as a text for residents in ophthalmology with the thought in mind that by meticulously outlining each step in a surgical procedure its difficulties could be minimized, so that when the time came for its performance on the patient a large part of the learning process would have been accomplished. This is a sound pedagogic principle, for visualization of acts is always helpful in learning manual skills. The follow-through in tennis or golf, the correct drop of the wrist in bowing, and all other simple but seemingly complicated and vitally important movements can best be acquired by having a mental picture firmly in mind before the actual experience. To this end, a correct combination of a few well-chosen words and many illustrations are needed. The authors have admirably accomplished their purpose, for 90% of this text is illustrations, and the remainder, concise explanations

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