Book Reviews
January 1948

Diseases of Children's Eyes.

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By James Hamilton Doggart, M.D. Price, $10. Pp. 288, with 209 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1947.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(1):124. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020133018

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This textbook is a much needed one which supplies a well balanced and coordinated treatment of the subject, can be easily understood by students of ophthalmology and is not too involved or time consuming for the pediatrician or the general practitioner.

Dr. Doggart rightfully states that, as the general practitioner and the pediatrician have the first professional view of the baby, local ocular disorders or conditions of the eye associated with disease elsewhere in the body should be for the most part readily observed and intelligently understood by them.

His chapter on "Ocular Complications and Sequels of Disease Elsewhere" is in itself worth the price of the book. He has been careful not to elaborate unduly on purely ophthalmologic problems that have been adequately described in many other textbooks, but he has stressed the differences in these conditions as they occur in the child and in the adult.

Excellent illustrations,

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