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April 16, 1932

A Handbook of Ocular Therapeutics.

JAMA. 1932;98(16):1403. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730420061031

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Abstract

In the majority of books on therapeutics, a mass of material is presented, much of it gleaned from the literature of overenthusiastic experimenters and authors and without sufficient evaluation of clinical proof. But in this handbook, which is one of the high lights of ophthalmic publications of recent years, the author offers his opinion of the various procedures and drugs that are used in modern ophthalmic practice. His experience, both his own and in association with his distinguished father, has been extensive and it is the benefit of this experience that is offered to the reader. Few untried preparations are even mentioned and then only when overwhelming evidence of the value has been published by investigators of known worth. The subject matter of the book is divided into three main headings: equipment, medicamentous and physical therapeutic agents and their action, and diseases of the various ocular tissues and suitable therapeutic

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