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June 5, 1926

Handbuch der gesamten Augenheilkunde.

JAMA. 1926;86(23):1789. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670490051036

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It would scarcely seem possible that one could write more than 200 pages about the microscopic anatomy of that minute bit of colored tissue, the iris, without delving deeply into the physiology and comparative anatomy. Nevertheless, the author has succeeded in producing the most exhaustive purely anatomic description that exists in medical literature. The first fifty pages are devoted to the gross description of the iris, and include the clinical appearance as seen with the slit lamp of Gullstrand. Thirty pages are then given to the microscopic technic and method of collecting material for the microscopic study of the iris. The remainder of the book is a wonderful description of the histologic appearance of the iris, with magnificent illustrations, principally from the author's seemingly endless collection. The developmental phase and the comparative phase of the microscopic anatomy are touched on only when pertinent, and no undue attention is devoted to

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