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September 1992

Eye Diseases in Hot Climates

Author Affiliations

Hingham, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(9):1214. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080210032015

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This book is written especially for the nonspecialist physician, nurse, or medical assistant for whom English might be a second or third language. Thus, it is written concisely, simply, and in a straightforward manner. As it is addressed mainly to the nonspecialists, the book is not rich in the technical details more commonly found in books written primarily for the practicing ophthalmologist.

The author has chosen to use "hot climate" instead of "tropical" in referring to this particular group of eye diseases because these diseases are also present in hot-climate countries that are not geographically located in the tropical

"... should be read by ophthalmologists before they go to the hot-climate countries for medical missions."

The book is divided into 20 chapters, with black-and-white photographs and illustrative drawings. An excellent collection of color plates are grouped in the middle section of the book. The text is written with the awareness that

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