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February 21, 1959

The Eye: A Clinical and Basic Science Book

JAMA. 1959;169(8):897. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000250115034

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This new book is for the most part a condensation of useful information on clinical ophthalmology and on the basic sciences. It makes no claim to be a complete textbook and much of it is arranged in outline form. The portion dealing with the basic sciences of anatomy, pathology, physiology, biochemistry, and optics serves as an excellent survey of these fields for the ophthalmology resident, especially as a review in preparation for the Board examinations. The clinical portion is too abbreviated for it to be of value as a reference or a textbook for the undergraduate student, but its very terseness may be of some value for those seeking a rapid review of the field. The final chapter on ocular emergencies might be read with profit by every student and general physician. While there are many fine illustrations the book could be further improved by the use of additional photographs

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