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November 25, 1939

Manual of the Diseases of the Eye for Students and General Practitioners

JAMA. 1939;113(22):1988. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800470064034

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That this comprehensive, thorough and interesting volume has passed through sixteen American editions with many reprintings, has been through eight British editions and has been issued in Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Japanese, Chinese and Portuguese, for the most part in more than one edition, would seem to leave little in the way of comment. The chapters concerning glaucoma, the lens, the retina, the optic nerve and errors of refraction have been rewritten. Additions in the text have been the inclusion of the visual standards for operating motor vehicles as approved by the Section on Ophthalmology of the American Medical Association. Six color plates have been added. Because of the practical and consistent scope of this work, the careful and meticulous adherence to sound fundamentals of the author and the characteristic reproductions of eye diseases, a critical reading fails to reveal many—if any— obvious errors. A few of the illustrations,

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