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Ostensibly this book is a second edition of the well-known volume published in 1952 under a distinguished editorial staff headed by Dr. Jonas S. Friedenwald. The second edition, however, in content as well as in format and organization, is a new book, as indeed the editors state in their preface. Many of the original plates have been retained, but many new ones have been added, and the arrangement of figures have been improved so that apt comparisons can be made with least effort.
The remarkable advances of the past decade could be no more dramatically illustrated than in a comparison of the first and second editions of this book. In the latter, contributions from electron microscopy, histochemistry, immunology, biochemistry, and many other investigative areas are assessed and discussed in their important aspects as they apply to eye diseases. In presenting advances from such widely various areas of rapid change, the
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