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March 13, 1954

Parsons' Diseases of the Eye

JAMA. 1954;154(11):964. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940450084034

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Long a standard textbook for undergraduate medical students and general practitioners in Great Britain, this treatise has never been widely distributed in the United States. In this new edition, revised and largely rewritten by Duke-Elder, the master's touch is evident in the clear, concise phraseology. Adequately illustrated with excellent drawings and photographs, some in color, the book may be studied and read with pleasure and profit not only by the medical student and general practitioner but by the neophyte in ophthalmology as well. Prepared apparently with a view of the American market, the book makes minimal mention of purely British pharmacological products. Fully up-to-date on modern therapy, it also includes discussions of some of the more recent advances in the physiology of the eye. For purely undergraduate teaching the section on surgery might have been further condensed or eliminated and some other portions of the book abbreviated, but it may

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