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This book, published in French and English, is a compendium of presentations by 16 noted authorities on the optic disc and glaucoma given at a symposium in June 1989 in Angers, France. Among the authors were Stephen Drance, Josef Flammer, Jost Jonas, and Bernard Schwartz. Seldom has there been such an opportunity for seminal knowledge to be disseminated on a most vexing clinical problem. However, this major educational opportunity was hindered by poor layout and editing.
This bilingual book allows English-speaking students to test their knowledge in translating French prose. Unfortunately, the articles are not translated simultaneously in parallel columns, but are arranged in segments that jump schizophrenically between languages. For example, a beautiful biographic tribute to Albrecht von Graefe by Pierre Amalric begins in French on page 11, switches to English on page 12, resumes in French on page 13, continues in English on pages 17 and 18,
Sassani JW. Glaucomes a Pression Normale/Normal Pressure Glaucomas. Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(9):1208-1209. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080090032016