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January 27, 1940

Traité d'ophtalmologie

JAMA. 1940;114(4):349. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810040059029

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Volue v of this new French encyclopedia follows the general make-up and format of its predecessors and, as is characteristic of any work of mixed authorial parentage, is somewhat spotty. The subject of diseases of the iris and ciliary body, including tumors, by Teulières and Beauvieux, of Bordeaux, forms the first chapter and leaves something to be desired, especially from the standpoint of etiology. It is too complete for the general man and not in enough detail for the advanced ophthalmologist. The illustrations are good but there are not enough of them. The subsequent chapter on diseases of the choroid by the same authors is somewhat better but is still inadequate. For example, angioid streaks in the retina rates only one small paragraph of ten lines. Ocular tuberculosis forms a separate chapter and is fairly well done, although the bibliography is incomplete. The work by Friedenwald and by Wood is

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