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October 1977

Textbook of Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(10):1892. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450100194036

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This is the ninth edition of this venerable book, which was originally started by Sanford Gifford in 1938 and later continued by Francis Heed Adler. The eighth edition was published eight years ago, and a number of changes and innovations had to be incorporated into this edition. This time eight contributors are listed who wrote specific chapters for the book. With the exception of one, all of them are or were connected with the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania. The general organization of the book has remained the same. Again, the emphasis is on those aspects of ophthalmology that are of interest to the medical student and family practitioner, the internist, and the neurologist. The main chapters deal with pediatric ophthalmology and medical ophthalmology; both are beautifully done and profusely illustrated. Other chapters deal with neuroophthalmology and ocular injuries, while the surgical aspects of ophthalmology are dealt

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