April 1955

Diseases of the Retina.

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Edition 2. By Herman Elwyn, M.D. Price, $12.00. Pp. 713, with 243 illustrations (20 in color). BIakiston Company, 575 Madison Ave., New York 22, 1953.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(4):511. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110601022

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This volume fills the need of both practitioners and students for a complete and systematic presentation of retinal diseases. The second edition retains the organization of the first, with the addition of three new chapters and complete revision of three others. There are 73 more illustrations and 126 more pages of material.

The book is divided into eight parts: (1) Retinal Diseases Resulting from Circulation Disturbances; (2) Retinal Diseases Resulting from Vascular Malformations; (3) Hereditary Degenerative Retinal Diseases ; (4) Inflammatory Retinal Diseases ; (5) Humors of the Retina ; (6) Retinal Diseases Leading to Detachment; (7) Developmelltal Anomalies of the Retina; and (8) Radiation Injuries of the Retina. The author's concepts of vascular disease are revised to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of this important subject. A new chapter an retrolental fibroplasia has been added to the second part. The new introductory chapter to retinal heredodegenerations is exceilent.

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