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December 2, 1939

Surgery of the Eye

JAMA. 1939;113(23):2087. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800480073036

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For many years the American ophthalmologist has awaited a surgery of the eye which would not be a translation of a foreign textbook and which also would give in simple but descriptive words a practical treatise which could be used in everyday work. The authors of this small volume have achieved such an ideal. In addition the written technic has been combined with excellent drawings of the various stages in many operative procedures. This emphasis on clarity has made manifold the value of the book. Perhaps the most striking peculiarities of the text are the enunciation of surgical principles, the items of personal experience found inserted from time to time in all portions and the dogmatic statements of tried and proved methods which the authors have experienced in a long and busy surgical eye practice. In scope the authors have left little to be desired. Indeed no ophthalmologist in an

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