February 1954

Office Management of Ocular Diseases.

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By W. F. Hughes Jr. Price, $9. Pp. 452, with 120 illustrations. Year Book Publishers, Inc., 200 E. Illinois St., Chicago, 11, 1953.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(2):254. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090242019

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Practical and precise details of diagnosis and treatment mark this comprehensive book on office ophthalmology. Basic science background is given so that one can appreciate why given methods are used. A remarkable amount of detail and broad "horse sense" knowledge of the whole field has been put together in one volume. Numerous drawings, tables, and photographs illustrate optics, lid surgery, diseases, injuries, etc.

The pediatrician will find an up-to-the-minute description of retrolental fibroplasia and will appreciate why immediate care for obstructed tear ducts and imbalances of the ocular muscles is so important. Thirty-one pages of formulary and exact details of drug usages is a very valuable section of this book. Extensive description of beta-ray and other radiation therapy with which the author has worked is given.

The ophthalmologist and pediatrician will each profit by a careful reading of this book. A small bibliography with each chapter makes further material easily

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