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November 1973

The Basic Aspects of the Glaucomas.

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;90(5):423. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000050425021

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Modern medical education often presents too much material to the student. The beleaguered learner may not even finish the lengthy list of recommendations, much less the sources themselves. Thus the appearance of a relatively small book is refreshing and welcomed. Halasa's monograph on glaucoma should be easily handled by the individual wanting a survey of this subject.

The author's primary purpose is to make available, in one volume, new concepts regarding the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of glaucoma. Quite properly, the stress is on relatively current literature. The emphasis on the teachings of Armaly is not surprising, since the author served as a fellow at the University of Iowa under Armaly's tutelage.

The book is divided into one short and three longer sections. It opens with a brief description of historical aspects relating to glaucoma, and a classification based on the 1954 International Symposium on Glaucoma. While there is risk

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