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For many years this small volume reviewed the literature of the past year in both ophthalmology and otolaryngology. Under the editorship of Dr. Derrick Vail the value of the reviews has increased markedly with the inclusion of editorial comment following each review. These comments are often of value equal to that of the article reviewed, reminding one of a welll-known ophthalmologist's comment that prizes for excellence should be awarded to discussers as well as to authors of papers, since his discussions were often the more valuable of the two. At any rate, it is a fact that the editorial comment added an entirely new element to this valuable compilation of the literature. The book suffered, however, from the fact that it tried to cover both ophthalmology and otolaryngology, and therefore much good material had to be omitted. In this series the literature for ophthalmology has been made into a separate
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