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May 29, 1943

The Sight Saver

JAMA. 1943;122(5):346. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840220078036

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The author is not a physician and is known to the reviewer as author of this book and another, "The Complete Weight Reducer." This book is written to acquaint laymen with the essential facts about the eyes and to warn them against the methods employed by quacks. It seems admirably conceived for this purpose. The facts about the eye and its functions are given in concise paragraphs, arranged alphabetically, with cross references to other related sections. It is debatable whether this arrangement is conducive to pleasant reading, but it does allow a reader to find easily the information available on any subject. The information was obtained from a number of books and pamphlets both medical and popular, which are listed and seem to have been well selected. Being written by a layman, the language is such as to be easily understood by laymen.

The author represents consistently the views held

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