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June 1974

The Ocular Fundus in Systemic Disease.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(6):522. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060536032

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The author of this book is an internist with a deep interest in ophthalmology and special training in ophthalmic histology. Although the market is not lacking in books on the ocular fundus, several aspects of this book make it unique and worthy of recognition.

This big (24x31 cm) and beautifully made book contains more than 250 superb fundus photographs and photomicrographs. Almost all of these were taken by the author himself. Most of the clinical fundus pictures have corresponding histologic sections next to them. For almost every histologic section there is an accompanying line drawing that illustrates the salient pathologic features.

The main theme of the book is "self-instruction and self-evaluation." Clinicopathologic correlations are only one of several techniques that the author employs to make self-education pleasant and easy. At the end of each section, there are "unknown" fundus photographs to challenge the reader. These unknowns are not merely repetitions

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