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June 19, 1948

Gifford's Textbook of Ophthalmology

JAMA. 1948;137(8):754. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890420088024

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The fourth edition of this textbook, which has been revised by Dr. Francis H. Adler, lays more stress on information of practical value that the undergraduate and practicing general physician should know. Consequently, the technics of refraction and operations have been considerably condensed. The various surgical procedures are given in a separate chapter, so that the reader may refer to them when necessary without interrupting the subject under discussion. There is a completely new chapter on Ocular Disorders due to diseases of the central nervous system, which was not included in the previous edition. The chapter on Disturbances of Ocular Motility has been rewritten to coincide with the new author's point of view from the physiologic standpoint. The chapter on Ocular Manifestations of General Diseases has been considerably enlarged and includes the newer methods of treatment such as the use of penicillin and streptomycin. There are about one hundred more

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