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March 7, 1959

General Ophthalmology

JAMA. 1959;169(10):1140-1141. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000270122024

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From the first pages, where the differential diagnosis of common causes of the inflamed eye is clearly outlined, through the excellent index and selected bibliography the authors present a concise, up-to-date outline of ophthalmology. This work should be of great value in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, not only to the medical student, general practitioner, pediatrician, internist, and resident in ophthalmology but also to the practicing ophthalmologist. The work is authoritative and reveals the skilled hands of Dr. Phillips Thygeson and Dr. Frederick Cordes, to whom the authors give much credit. The chapter on examination is well done and describes some of the more recent methods of diagnostic examination of the eye. Of particular value to the practicing physician is the chapter on the management of common ocular disorders. The sections on ocular emergencies in glaucoma are exceedingly important for the general practitioner. The authors stress the need

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