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August 18, 1923

The Ophthalmology of General Practice.

JAMA. 1923;81(7):602. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650070086031

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This is a brief work designed to save the general practitioner the time and trouble of reading through larger treatises on ophthalmology for the diseases and conditions he may meet. It is an attempt to give him the essentials of practical ophthalmology from the clinical standpoint, with little or no consideration of the theoretical and anatomic principles involved. The attempt is a success, and the little volume should be received favorably by those for whose benefit it is written. There are four colored plates illustrating twentyfour of the commoner external diseases of the eye, and four illustrating sixteen fundus conditions. The author's style is at times heavy and is not always as clear as might be desired. In the first chapter, the equipment necessary for conducting a proper examination of all parts of the eye is discussed. The microscope does not appear among the paraphernalia recommended, nor is any reference

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