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October 24, 1931

Kurzes Handbuch der Ophthalmologie.

JAMA. 1931;97(17):1250. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730170062046

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The fourth volume of this short (?) handbook appeared in good time and upholds fully the standards set by the three preceding volumes. Diseases of the conjunctiva, cornea and sclera, occupying the first 432 pages, was written by one of the editors, Schieck of Würzburg. These three chapters are comprehensive and contain the most modern views on classification and etiology. The clinical descriptions, the pathologic details and the illustrations are excellent, but the therapy is not as comprehensive as could be wished for. The bibliography is fairly complete so far as modern German literature is concerned and rather meager otherwise. The next chapter is on injuries and occupational diseases of the eye, by the late Cramer of Cottbus. Of course, any chapter on injuries must consist of merely a compilation of possibilities. The occupational disease section is thorough and well done, embracing conditions that the average ophthalmologist never sees. It is

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