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February 21, 1948

Diseases of Children's Eyes

JAMA. 1948;136(8):587. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890250075030

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The need for a textbook on children's eyes, in English, has been felt for some time. This volume, however, is primarily for the ophthalmologist who treats children, and the great need is for a textbook which the pediatrician would have available to enlighten him, and perhaps the general practitioner, in the specialty of the eye, just as other textbooks have been issued concerning the child's heart, lungs, and other organs.

The author has had much and excellent experience as an expert ophthalmologist in a children's hospital, and the book well illustrates the various difficulties which he has encountered and the methods of overcoming these dysfunctions and diseases. In addition to his own experiences he has drawn heavily on all of the important textbooks published in England concerning all phases of the eye. Excellent illustrations both in black and white and color have been culled from the works of Wolff, Ida

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