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February 11, 1939

Handbuch der Erbkrankheiten

JAMA. 1939;112(6):574. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800060090030

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This volume on hereditary diseases of the eye has been compiled by a group of physicians well qualified by experience and training to write on the subject. The facts are presented in a clear and concise form so that the practitioner as well as the specialist now has an excellent reference book on hereditary diseases of the eye—a subject of great importance in the prevention of blindness, as more than 50 per cent of the children in schools for the blind in the United States are blind because of hereditary and congenital defects. The principal purpose of the volume as claimed by the editor is to stimulate the interest of physicians in hereditary diseases of the eye. It is an authoritative compilation of our knowledge concerning these diseases, stressing particularly hereditary forms of cataract, opacities of the cornea, macular degeneration, color blindness, albinism, myopia and other refractive errors, stabismus and

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