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July 13, 1918

American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology.

JAMA. 1918;71(2):144. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600280066029

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Among the important articles in this volume of the encyclopedia are those on the literature of ophthalmology, in which a consecutive account of the development of ophthalmologic works, journals, etc., from early history to the present, is given; the ophthalmoscope and ophthalmoscopy, an extensive article, quite thoroughly covering the field; the orbit, its diseases and injuries, and operations on the orbit; ocular parasites, an extensive article, reminding the ophthalmologist of the comparative frequency and great variety of parasites invading the eye; Parinaud's conjunctivitis; a historical article on Paul of Aegina, with an enumeration of the eye subjects that he described, and comments on them; the perimeter and perimetry, an extended article with an extensive bibliography on an important subject; and a brief but good article on the optic nerve, its diseases, degenerations, injuries, etc., all of which are up to the well maintained standard of the previous volumes.

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