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This is a condensation of useful information from textbooks, periodicals, and the author's own lecture notes covering the field of ophthalmology. For those who desire information condensed in one-two-three order this book will have immediate appeal. It should be useful to those who are reviewing for examinations, particularly the basic science chapters—those on anatomy, physiology, and optics being particularly well done.
To abstract the diseases of the eye into one-two-three order is not very useful, and is boring to read. Further, the lack of any illustrations of disease conditions is a serious fault. The only colored illustration in the book is Reese's plate of the various stages of retrolental fibroplasia, which at this date could be well dispensed with.
The Eye.. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;61(2):346. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.00940090348036