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August 14, 1937

A Hand-Book of Ocular Therapeutics

JAMA. 1937;109(7):531. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780330059035

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The author prefaces the second edition of his popular textbook on ocular therapeutics by stating that he has modified certain opinions and that the efficacy of certain new preparations and procedures has been sufficiently proved clinically to justify their inclusion. But the real reason for a second edition within four years is the wide demand for the book. The original book has been enlarged and includes a full discussion of the use of vitamins and glandular extracts, of the therapeutic use of heat and cold and of certain ocular conditions not described in the first edition. The chapter on physical therapy has been rewritten. The illustrations have in certain instances been replaced by ones the author considers better. Although this is essentially a one man book, the personal pronoun does not appear. The arrangement in the sequence of the chapters is orderly, for in the beginning various therapeutic measures are

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