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October 29, 1927

Chirurgie de l'oeil et de ses annexes.

JAMA. 1927;89(18):1538. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690180070035

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This is the second ophthalmic surgery (it must be considered as a new book because of the complete revision) that has appeared in the French language within a comparatively short time. It is somewhat more voluminous and complete, but lacks the refinement of the book-maker's art and the nicety of illustration that characterized the other. The French and English surgeries of recent publication evidently represent the experience of the individual authors and make no attempt to cover all phases of the subject thoroughly. In consequence, as reference works all fall far behind the Elschnig surgery that appeared as a volume of the Graefe-Saemisch Handbuch. Terrien's book is excellent in spots, notably the parts that deal with sclerotomy and sclerectomy, with certain phases of cataract extraction, with surgery of the conjunctiva, and with lid operations. His experiences with keratoplasty seem to have been limited and unsatisfactory. Cyclodialysis is given short shrift;

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