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September 27, 1924

Affections de l'oeil en médecine générale. Diagnostic et traitement.

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Par F. Terrien, Professeur agrégé à la Faculté de médecine, et G. Cousin, Chef de laboratoire d'ophtalmologie à la Faculté de médecine. Paper. Price, 40 francs net. Pp. 510, with 128 illustrations. Paris: Masson et Cie, 1924.

JAMA. 1924;83(13):1023-1024. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660130063042

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The subject matter is well divided into a prologue on the anatomy and physiology of the eye, a first division on general examination and functional troubles of the eye, a second on seismologic examination of the eye and its adnexa, a third on ocular troubles in general diseases, and an epilogue on methods of examination used in ophthalmology. As the book was written essentially for the man in general practice, the prologue is well done and the first part contains the information necessary for the reader for whom designed. There is one bad mistake, however, that can lead to a great deal of medicolegal trouble: the Snellen method of recording vision is taken to denote a fraction, and vision 20/40 is called 50 per cent, vision, whereas in reality it is fully 90 to 95 per cent. vision. The section that deals with disturbances of extra-ocular motility is well written

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