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September 13, 1947

Eye Surgery

JAMA. 1947;135(2):130. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890020060028

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This book was written and illustrated by the author himself, without access to ophthalmic literature, while at sea, in military transports and in army camps. It is not a rehash of the often conflicting views of many authorities, but the reader is given the results of one man's observations and the methods he has used to cope with the many and manifold surgical problems presented by the eye and its adnexa. The author is a man of wide experience both in civil and in military fields, and his theories and results are related in this volume.

The introductory chapter contains useful instructions for the ophthalmic surgeon and his assistant and also deals with a description of layout and care of instruments, and preoperative and postoperative care of patients. A chapter on anesthesia and analgesia follows and then some 130 pages concerned mainly with plastic surgery of the eyelids. Reconstructive surgery

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