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July 3, 1937

The Practitioners Library of Medicine and Surgery. Volume XI: Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat

JAMA. 1937;109(1):75. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780270077034

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This textbook is directed primarily to the general practitioner rather than to the specialist. Nevertheless, it discusses such matters as the use of the slit lamp in ophthalmology and many other technical subjects. The authors are specialists of repute in the fields on which they write. The general practitioner is frequently called on to diagnose and treat easily apparent conditions affecting the conjunctiva and the eyelids. He will be greatly helped by the excellent illustrations and the practical methods of treatment included in the discussions of these subjects. It is equally important for him to have some knowledge of various operative procedures involving the eye, although it is doubtful whether the descriptions and illustrations of technic that are supplied in this book will be of much service to him in his work. There are certainly few, if any, general practitioners who would undertake the surgical procedure in glaucoma. They should

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