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July 1959

Atlas of the Ocular Fundus.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;62(1):168. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.04220010172027

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Abstract

This is an English translation of the "Atlas des Augenhintergrundes," published by Urban and Schwarzenberg in Munich and Berlin, in 1957. The English translation has been prepared by Dr. A. Philipp, of Llanelly, Wales.

This is a magnificent series of colored illustrations of the fundus oculi made by Mr. Saumer and Mr. Zeltmann at the Clinic in Tubingen. While the cost of the book is high, the plates are well worth this expenditure. They have no equal in the English language.

Most of the conditions described are fairly common, and therefore the book is useful for all students of ophthalmology and should be in the library of every hospital devoted to residency training programs. Occasionally a plate is labeled with a diagnosis which at the best is questionable and does not represent the generally accepted typical picture—for example, Plate 46, entitled "Neuroretinopathia angiospastica"—the picture as shown here is a Grade

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