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August 17, 1957

The Eye in General Practice

JAMA. 1957;164(16):1855. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980160127025

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This little volume, a condensed version of a classic textbook on ophthalmology of 10 years ago, was compiled "with the special needs of the general practitioner in mind," and it also is just what is needed for nurses, school teachers, optometrists, opticians, and parents, for it gives in clear language the pertinent facts about the eye and its disorders. Anatomy, physiology, and mathematical optics are barely touched on and then only in terms familiar to lay persons. Only the most common of eye diseases are mentioned. There is no mention of "indications for surgery" nor directions for treatment of any disorder. The chapter on diseases of the eye is short but excellent for first aid attendants, school physicians, and country doctors who must be able to care for the simple disorders and leave the complicated cases to the specialist with modern hospital facilities. A short chapter on the eye in

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