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December 1, 1962

Surgery of the vertical muscles of the eye

JAMA. 1962;182(9):971. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050480077025

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When the first edition of this book, entitled Surgery of the Oblique Muscles of the Eye, appeared in 1951, it became generally regarded as the most authoritative text on a long-neglected aspect of ocular surgery. Prior to 20 years ago, operations on the lateral recti were commonly performed, but operative intervention for overaction or underaction of the vertical muscles, especially the obliques, was rare and many authorities regarded it as impractical. The author has played no small part in the recognition of the important place of the vertical muscles in satisfactory surgical correction of muscular anomalies of the eyes. In this new edition, greatly enlarged and extensively revised, he has added the superior and inferior rectus to his studies, hence the change in title to encompass all the vertical muscles. The typography is excellent, the text clearly written, and the 102 illustrations well done and understandable to both the experienced