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August 25, 1956

Surgery of the Eye-Diseases

JAMA. 1956;161(17):1716. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970170112031

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The preparation of a textbook on modern ophthalmic surgery requires a comprehensive knowledge of traditional surgical techniques and of the recently developed methods of preoperative and postoperative management of surgical patients. That the author of this book possesses that knowledge is evident from the detailed description of operations that are commonly performed by the well-trained surgeon and from the discussions of surgical diagnosis in the light of new facilities for operationanesthesia, antibiotics, antiseptics, tranquilizers, hospital care, and a number of factors that are now available but were unknown when most textbooks on ophthalmic surgery were written. The latest developments in safety and avoidance of undesirable side-effects of all procedures are clearly described, with bibliographic references to current literature. The chapters on reconstructive and plastic surgery are particularly well illustrated by drawings and photographs that provide a complete descriptive analysis of complicated operations. Only a surgeon with extensive experience could accomplish

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