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In this fourth volume of his series, Dr. Donaldson freely admits that he has stretched the concept of external diseases to include the anterior segment of the eye, exclusive of the lens. Few will bother to quarrel with this terminology since the content and intent are clear.
This volume follows the format of its three predecessors in that it presents 16 reels of stereoscopic color transparencies of seven views each. Thus, a total of 112 different clinical slides are available. They are accompanied by black and white illustrations and by a printed text. This now popular format has been used by Blodi, Gass, and their co-workers. Owners of all the Donaldson books can thus acquire a library of 460 stereo slides for teaching or for reference.
For breadth of coverage and vividness of illustration, the four volumes of Donaldson's Atlas are unequalled. Taken in conjunction with other stereo atlases from
Allen HF. Atlas of External Diseases of the Eye: Anterior Chamber, Iris and Ciliary Body. Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(5):428. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060440027