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March 14, 1925

The Errors of Accommodation and Refraction of the Eye and Their Treatment. A Handbook for Students.

JAMA. 1925;84(11):842-843. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660370052039

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To paraphrase, "of the remaking of books, there is no end." It is unfortunate that a book, no matter how excellent in the beginning, that has outlived its usefulness, should be perpetuated by endless editions. In the present state of high specialization in ophthalmology, a textbook should be designed for either students and general practitioners, and as such should be kept within the very A B C's of the subject, or else for practicing ophthalmologists, for whom it should contain the last word. Books that are between these extremes, and unfortunately they are only too numerous, have no place today, for they neither advance the knowledge of the student, who never sees them, nor aid the ophthalmologist, to whom their context is a matter of daily routine. The book under consideration falls into this category. It is well written and well printed. The text is lucid and clear for the

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