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May 28, 1938

A Text-Book of Ophthalmic Operations

JAMA. 1938;110(22):1860. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790220062030

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Eighteen years has elapsed since the publication of the second edition of this English textbook on ophthalmic surgery. The authors state that they "have in the past dealt too much with historical operations." In the present edition they have excised much that had "interest only in the development of operative surgery, and have tried, by leaving out unessential matter, to make a book more helpful to the student of ophthalmology." The object of the work is "to give the student, in outline, the chief ways in which the various problems have been attacked, and to leave him to adapt some one of them to his varying requirements." To this end they have adhered to their original classification of operations and have added a section on the surgery of retinal detachment.

The section on muscle surgery is rather inadequate. The indications for the various procedures are not clear and many antiquated

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