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This is the seventh edition of a moderately priced and popular text on ophthalmology written specifically for the medical student and general practitioner. For this purpose, it is highly recommended.
In the preface, Dr. Adler pays tribute to Gifford's concept that this type of text should not be merely an abstract of the larger texts intended for ophthalmologists. The present edition contains a great deal more material than the original volumes prepared by Gifford, but, as a result of Adler's conciseness and the extensive use of illustrations, it is still a compact, easy to read book. Adler omits the rarities and emphasizes those conditions which should be within the scope of knowledge of every medical student. Enough anatomy, physiology, and pathology are presented to provide the student with an understanding of the pathogenesis and the principles of management of eye disease and diseases affecting vision. In this new edition, Adler
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