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October 22, 1927

Die pathogenen Mikroorganismen des Auges.

JAMA. 1927;89(17):1448. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690170072038

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This textbook of pathologic bacteria and parasites of the eye is arranged in three parts, general, special and technical. In the special portion the author describes the morphology of each known organism that invades the eye or its appendages. There are chapters on the inclusion bodies in trachoma, herpes of the cornea, and micro-organisms found in sympathetic ophthalmia. The bibliographies for all chapters are quite complete. The chapter on technic gives that found in any general textbook and, in addition, the method of Linder of obtaining epithelial scrapings for examination of conjunctival infections. The last chapters, on animal experimentation, staining and methods of culture, are similar to those of all general bacteriologies. The book is of interest to ophthalmologists chiefly because of the short accounts of the organisms affecting the eye which are omitted from most general textbooks. The colored plates follow those of general works and only two picture

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