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September 30, 1933

Temas oficiales (rapports) sobre el desprendimiento de la retina. I. Etiologia y patogenia del desprendimiento de la retina.

JAMA. 1933;101(14):1103. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740390061047

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This is the official report, from the fourteenth International Congress of Ophthalmology, held in Madrid last April, of the symposium on detachment of the retina, and it represents the summation of present human knowledge of that condition. The report is in three parts. The first part is in Spanish by Arruga of Barcelona and deals with the etiology and pathogenesis of retinal detachment. It covers 191 pages and is profusely and beautifully illustrated with both colored and black and white illustrations, clinical and microscopic. The conclusions cover eight pages and appear in Spanish, German and English, and are too extensive to permit of abstract. A bibliography of 330 references in all languages seems to cover the topic. The second part deals with the medical treatment of detachment of the retina and was written by Ovio of Rome. It appears in Italian and has no illustrations. Almost all the different medical

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