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This is the first of an eight volume treatise on ophthalmology sponsered by the French Society of Ophthalmology with completion promised in less than a year. There are 103 collaborators from France, Belgium and Switzerland. A general table of the entire material to be covered is in the beginning of the first volume and an alphabetical index of all the volumes is promised for the end of the eighth volume. At the end of each chapter is a moderate sized but comprehensive bibliography embracing the modern literature in all languages. A rather interesting and useful novelty is the printing on each page of just where the bibliography pertaining to the subject matter of that page is to be found.
The three fairly modern compilations of ophthalmology are the Graefe-Saemisch Handbuch (which has taken forty years for completion), the Kurzes Handbuch der Ophthalmologie and the American Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. The new
Traité d'ophtalmologie. JAMA. 1939;113(16):1512. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800410062029
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