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March 16, 1957

Endogenous Uveitis

JAMA. 1957;163(11):995. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970460085027

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This first compete textbook dealing with uveitis of endogenous origin is of great ophthalmologic importance, for it represents the accumulated information of a professional lifetime of study and research. There are chapters dealing with nomenclature, classification, and pathogenesis; the clinical findings and lesions; etiological diagnosis; and treatment. The book is well illustrated with black and white as well as numerous colored plates. The author offers plausible arguments for the classification of uveitis into the granulomatous and nongranulomatous types so long advocated by him and now widely accepted as a general classification, although many cases cannot be so sharply catalogued. His method of diagnosis and treatment of those cases of nongranulomatous uveitis believed to be of streptococcic allergic origin is described in detail and should stimulate others to similar investigations. Since many physicians fail to establish the cause of uveitis and may even fail to suspect it, this complete and up-to-date

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