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July 24, 1937

Senile Cataract: Methods of Operating

JAMA. 1937;109(4):303. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780300059035

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Ophthalmoscopy, Retinoscopy and Refraction, with New Chapter on Orthoptics.  By W. A. Fisher, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Ophthalmology, Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat College. Fourth edition. Fabrikoid. Price, $2. Pp. 210 with 240 illustrations. Chicago: H. G. Adair Printing Company, 1937.The book on cataract contains brief chapters by Fuchs (now dead), Wright, Barraquer, Holland and van Lint. On the whole the illustrations are poor except for the charming picture of two kittens, which furnish "ample, inexpensive and satisfactory material for practice." The appearance of the book is attractive. The material presented is too complex for the medical student, insufficient for the beginning ophthalmologist, and inadequate for the experienced ophthalmic surgeon.The second book has a new chapter on orthoptics but retains the same old Cleveland fundus plates, which are perfectly unintelligible. Retinoscopy, refraction, ophthalmoscopy and orthoptics are discussed at wholly inadequate length.

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