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May 1967

The Eye in Childhood.

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By the Ophthalmologic Staff of The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Price, $25. Pp 518. Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., 35 E Wacker Dr, Chicago 60601, 1967.

Am J Dis Child. 1967;113(5):631-632. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090200163031

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Even if pediatric ophthalmology were not emerging as an entity of its own, this book makes a substantial general contribution to ophthalmology since most of us see children at one time or another. Examination of the pediatric patient utilizes the same tools as adult ophthalmology, but is very different in many respects. The ophthalmology staff of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has done a fine job of combining sound ophthalmology with good pediatric practice, thereby making a significant contribution to the medical literature of both specialties.

I am impressed by the completeness of the text which begins with an excellent discussion of prenatal development and then proceeds by chapters with the diseases of the various parts of the eye, and its related structures.

There are a large number of excellent photographs ranging from the diagnostic waiting room to complete pictorial description of surgical procedures. Many of the pathologic

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