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February 4, 1950

Diseases of the Fundus Oculi with Atlas

JAMA. 1950;142(5):378. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910230080036

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This book is an example of book making in its highest form. Most noteworthy is the inclusion of forty-four full pages of color plates showing conditions of the fundus in histologic detail and with the corresponding ophthalmoscopic appearance. These beautiful plates, made from original colored drawings rather than photographs and processed by Franz Deuticke in Vienna, are illustrative of the most adequate method of teaching through correlation of clinical appearance and microscopic findings. A full description of each plate is included in a separate section. It is unfortunate that this material could not have been arranged more conveniently for simultaneous perusal of each drawing and its corresponding description, but it is readily understood that technical difficulties would have added considerably to the expense.

The main body of the book is concerned with chapters on the various forms of the normal fundus, congenital anomalies, diseases of the optic nerve, glaucoma, diseases

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