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July 9, 1938

Text-Book of Ophthalmology

JAMA. 1938;111(2):194-195. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790280084024

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The first of this four volume textbook was reviewed in this column June 24, 1933, with great enthusiasm. Its reception by the ophthalmologic profession was really in the nature of an ovation and the only critical works were the expressed fears that the task of producing the remaining volumes might prove too great or that the lofty standards set in the first volume were too high to be maintained. But the appearance of the second volume has set all those fears at rest. The interval of production is a bit longer than desirable, but it was worth waiting for. The publishers are to be congratulated on the excellence of their production not only from the mechanical standpoint of bookmaking but even more because of the fine illustrations, both black and white as well as colored. The illustrations really illustrate, so that even an undergraduate medical student can grasp the point

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