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July 1973

Ocular Inflammation.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;90(1):88. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000050090029

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The stated purpose of this new text on the diagnosis and management of ocular inflammatory disease is to establish a coherent frame of reference for the clinician in one of the most important and yet ill-understood areas in ophthalmology. Great credit must be given to the authors, both outstanding clinicians and academicians in the disciplines covered, for the ease with which the reader is gradually exposed to and brought to understand the pathogenetics of ocular microbiology and immunology and how their common binding mechanisms serve as the trellis upon which a better knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic principles might grow.

The 15 chapters are divided into three sections. Section 1 embodies a most lucid description of all phases of the inflammatory response, the primary antibody and cellular factors and the secondary elimination and intermediate mediators. The abnormalities of these same responses in man are then discussed in context with various

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