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November 29, 1958

Systemic Ophthalmology

JAMA. 1958;168(13):1830. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000130096030

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This highly regarded textbook has been thoroughly revised and brought up to date. Its distinguished contributors discuss every ophthalmological lesion related to general disease. Of interest to American physicians, and as an indication of the international character of the text, 10 of the 34 authors are from the United States. The material has been arranged in six parts, dealing with (1) prenatal influences, (2) inflammations, allergic reactions, and infections, (3) nutritional, metabolic, and endocrine disturbances, (4) central nervous system, (5) cardiovascular and hematopoietic systems, and (6) other general disturbances. Copiously illustrated, with the inclusion of 24 color plates, well written, and ably edited, this book stands preeminent in its field. It should be a valuable reference book for the clinical ophthalmologist. To the general physician with an interest in ocular manifestations of systemic diseases it should likewise prove of immense practical value. It is unfortunate that its bulk makes perusal

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