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April 16, 1932

Précis d'ophthalmologie.

JAMA. 1932;98(16):1403-1404. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730420061034

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The popularity of this textbook is evidenced by the publication of the fourth edition, which contains 450 illustrations and three colored plates of fundus lesions (made by Dr. Polack). The form of the text and the arrangement of the material are unusual and offer some advantages. Not a great deal of attention is paid to the anatomy or histopathology of the various ocular tissues, but all possible surgical procedures are described at fair length in the various chapters. It is rather startling to find enucleation described in the chapter on the vitreous, immediately following a description of infection of the vitreous. But, after all, what is there to do in such cases but enucleate? Many of the operations are listed under names not familiar to the American ophthalmologist, but all are well described and well illustrated with diagrammatic or semidiagrammatic sketches. Modern methods of examination are gone into at length

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