October 1974

Orbital Tumors

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by J. W. Henderson, 705 pp, $40, WB Saunders Co, 1973.

Arch Surg. 1974;109(4):589-590. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360040097032

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It is surprising to find that what Dr. Henderson modestly calls a monograph contains some 700 pages of information about a group of tumors he characterizes as infrequent. It is more understandable when one realizes that the author is head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic and that this volume represents a detailed review of the entire Mayo Clinic series of orbital tumors from 1948 through 1966, as well as the author's personal observations about each. It is complete in every respect; in fact, if this reviewer must find a fault, it is that this completeness is occasionally carried to the point of being excessive.

The book is not only superbly organized, but has been put together in most attractive fashion by the publisher. The photographs are uniformly excellent and the short bibliographies at the end of each chapter provide more than adequate reference information. Dr. Henderson

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