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December 22, 1951


JAMA. 1951;147(17):1717. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670340107031

The author, assisted by 11 contributors, has prepared a textbook for the undergraduate and the general practitioner. It is written from the viewpoint of the ophthalmologist and concisely presents ocular disease and therapy rather than an integration of ophthalmology with general medicine. However, the general conditions commonly causing ocular signs are adequately discussed, and the chapter on the retina contains an excellent discussion of ophthalmoscopy in systemic disease. The first portion of the book, which is devoted to the objective examination of the eye, contains a particularly well-written section by Wagman on the physiology of vision. Succeeding sections concern the various parts of the eye and adnexa and anatomy, anomalies, diseases, and therapy. There are additional chapters on glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular changes in systemic disease (in tabular form, which could well be expanded), therapeutics, eye injuries, and surgery. The various authors' contributions have been well integrated, and there is no

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