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The English speaking ophthalmological world has become so conditioned to the uniform excellence of Sir Stewart Duke-Elder's past contributions to our literature that there is a strong tendency to automatically write words of praise upon the appearance of any new effort. This reviewer therefore felt it incumbent upon him to approach parts 1 and 2 of volume 8 (Diseases of the Outer Eye) with a critical eye in search of flaws. Truth compels us to admit however that these two volumes meet all previous high standards and that they, far and away, provide the best source book pertaining to afflictions of the outer eye. If it is remembered that the previous edition offered 572 pages on the same subject, the 1242 pages allotted in the "System" is a fair measure of the tremendous strides which have been made in this area since 1943. Wisely, the subject has been encompassed in
DeVoe AG. System of Ophthalmology, Diseases of the Outer Eye; part 1: Conjunctiva, part 2: Cornea and Sclera.. Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(6):884-885. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040886033