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July 1921


Arch NeurPsych. 1921;6(1):117. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02190010124018

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In this book the author has abandoned the usual systematic presentation of particular diseases, adopting a less conventional, more discussive method, with the object of better meeting the needs "of the busy country doctor." For instance, instead of a chapter on glaucoma we find one on "The Clinical Significance of a Hard Eye." There may be advantages in speaking of the glaucomatous eye simply as a hard eye, but the lack of system is shown in considering first diagnosis and then indirectly etiology and pathology. For the general practitioner full consideration of the eye in relation to general disease would seem to be desirable but this has hardly been done in the brief treatment given choked disk, neuroretinitis, optic atrophy and arteriosclerosis. One is further disappointed in the lack of adequate attention given to the general factors in choroiditis and retinitis. The author is not wisely consistent in his advice

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