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April 20, 1918

Soins oculaires À l'usage des infirmières.

JAMA. 1918;70(16):1186. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600160056027

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This small French volume, which might be compared to the various compends published in the English language, is profusely illustrated, many of the illustrations admirably portraying the subject matter. The book is divided into four parts. The first part describes the anatomy and methods of examination of the eye. The second part is devoted to therapeutics in general, explaining the use of bandages, thermotherapy, electrotherapy, massage, cupping, etc. The third part deals with surgical technic, preparation of the patient, the operating room, care of instruments, and postoperative treatment. The fourth part contains brief descriptions of special conditions, tells how to handle children and emergency cases, gives directions for instructing the patient how to insert and remove an artificial eye, and finally enumerates a list of the medicines and instruments most commonly used. The book is a multum in parvo, and will serve as a handy reference book to oculists engaged

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