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February 25, 1956

Ophthalmology: A Textbook for Diploma Students

JAMA. 1956;160(8):725. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960430115038

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The author has omitted all rare ocular conditions in order to include those recently recognized or clinically important. Discussions of obsolete treatments have been eliminated. Those diseases that, though obscure or abstruse, are repeatedly presented in textbooks, have been left out, along with all bibliographies. The subjects discussed include anatomy, physiology, optics, diseases of the outer and inner eye, and basic treatment. While the book is intended primarily for the postgraduate student of ophthalmology, it should also be useful to the undergraduate student and the resident as a ready reference. It bridges the gap between the elementary text and the monograph. It is well illustrated with drawings and photographs, and the paper and print make for easy readability.

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