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March 31, 1945

A Pathology of the Eye

JAMA. 1945;127(13):879. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860130139025

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Ten years ago the first edition of this practical little book was published, originating from the lectures and demonstrations given by the author in his capacity as pathologist to the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital. In the preface to the first edition Wolff emphasizes that it was intended as an introduction to the subject, stressing those portions of pathology which have a direct clinical bearing. In this edition he states that he has curtailed the clinical side and given more attention to morbid histology. Although few of the illustrations are in color, they nevertheless convey excellently the various tissues and cells. Many of the illustrations are those of the author which have appeared in his other works, and not a few are taken from the textbooks of Fuchs, with whom Wolff spent much time. Perhaps the characteristic feature of the book is the short, concise and succinct descriptions of the pathologic

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