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Volume 1 and Volume 2 of Sorsby's Modern Ophthalmology are the first portion of a four-volume set, containing chapters written by many well-known authors. The latter two volumes, scheduled for publication in the near future, will be devoted to the "Topical Aspects" of eye disease, and the emphasis will be focused on tumors, injuries, functional anomalies, disorders of the adnexa, and specialized forms of treatment of the eye, including surgical procedures. Throughout the four-volume set, the chapters have been written with emphasis on the etiologic approach to eye disease rather than the older anatomical-pathological basis.
In the first volume, which deals with the basic sciences, little departure from established texts is noted, but room has been found for a chapter on pharmacology and a discussion of the etiology of eye disease. The many basic sciences pertinent to the eye are reviewed individually, in a complete manner, and with excellent accompanying
L'Esperance FA. Modern Ophthalmology: Vol 1 and 2.. Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;72(4):585. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970020585033