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July 28, 1923

Lehrbuch der Augenheilkunde.

JAMA. 1923;81(4):325. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650040065042

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This edition has been condensed from the former two volumes to one, to great advantage. From the slight incoordination that exists in various chapters, it can be seen that the work is a compilation of the lectures delivered by Römer, and later amplified. The colored illustrations are for the most part excellent, and it is unfortunate that many of the text illustrations, reproduced from photographs, have been printed so dark that the desired details cannot be distinguished. Otherwise the printing is good, as are the proofreading and the general make-up. A practical point that adds to the usefulness of the book is the marginal headings of various paragraphs. For many of the diseases, the differential diagnosis and treatment are given in a schematic form that is both practical and good. There are some decided opinions expressed that are of great interest to American ophthalmologists. Römer states that "every granular disease

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