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February 25, 1956

The Cornea

JAMA. 1956;160(8):724. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960430114031

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This is one of the most exhaustive studies of any tissue ever compiled. It describes the cornea as seen in health and disease in its minutest detail. It also makes readily available much information that was formerly scattered in many volumes. It furnishes a basis for critical clinical evaluations based on modern and sound interpretation of the anatomy, physiology, and embryology of the cornea and corneal diseases associated with systemic conditions, injuries, and tumors. The author has clarified the confused subject of corneal dystrophies and reclassified them under three broad general headings. Other degenerative processes and pigment deposits of the cornea are thoroughly and clearly described. Corneal inflammations and their manifestations in contagious diseases, that is, their intimate relationship with systemic diseases, chronic skin diseases, or generalized metabolic disturbances and allergies, are also dealt with. Tumors of the cornea and methods of examination and treatment are ably discussed. The approach

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