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July 1984

Ophthalmology: A Clinical Introduction

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(7):965. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030773007

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In the preface, the author points out a disturbing fact that "the eye receives scant attention in most medical school curricula, allowing ophthalmology to be perceived as a mysterious specialty, somehow outside the mainstream of medicine." This book is designed to correct this educational void, and to show that ophthalmology is a part of medicine. The author succeeds in doing this.

The format is a readable text without references to the literature, but with information and opinions in line with the most recent ophthalmological consensus. At the end of each chapter are one page discussions of special subjects including; color vision defects, neuroblastomas and the eye, herpesvirus and the eye, radiation and the eye, lasers in ophthalmology, corneal surgery, ocular muscles and their function, transient visual loss, albinism and the eye, and emboli and the eye. The line and half-tone drawings are exceptionally good, and the black and white photographs

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