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September 17, 1938


JAMA. 1938;111(12):1130-1131. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790380072036

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As the author points out, there is developing a close relationship between ophthalmology and neurology. Conditions revealed by examination of the nerves supplying the eye often are extremely significant in making a diagnosis of systemic disease or localized disease of the central nervous system. Since the appearance many years ago of "The Eye and Nervous System" by Posey and Spiller, no volume has specifically presented the facts needed by the neurologist so that he might more fully understand ophthalmic symptoms. It has been necessary for him to wade through textbooks on ophthalmology to find symptoms related to nervous system disease, yet even here discussions were sketchy as were those on the same subject in a neurologic book. Rea has to some extent overcome this problem. The whole of the volume is devoted to an analysis of diseases of the nervous system as manifested by ocular and extra-ocular symptoms pertaining to

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