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May 15, 1967

Color Atlas of Pathology of the Eye

Author Affiliations

Portland, Ore

JAMA. 1967;200(7):653-654. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120200131045

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This is an expensive picture book. The 393 photomicrographs that constitute the body of this Atlas are in full color. The microscopic anatomy of the normal eye is the concern of the first 33 plates; the remainder consider all of the common and the important ocular disease states. Short legends accompany each plate. An 89-page text with elegant 13/4-inch margins introduces the color plates.

Alongside of the illustrations, the text is pale. It is a perfunctory job, presenting little more than the ossified truths of general and ophthalmic pathology. Words are spent defining "hyperplasia" and "neoplasia" and describing the lymphocyte and the eosinophil. Meanwhile, the prefatory promise to correlate microscopic findings with clinical disease is not kept.

The votary of ophthalmic pathology will rejoice in the beauty and clarity of the colored photomicrographs. The first year ophthalmology resident will find the atlas section enormously useful, but the clinical ophthalmologist will