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November 12, 1982

Walsh and Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology

Author Affiliations

Rush Medical College Chicago

JAMA. 1982;248(18):2349-2350. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330180095059

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This book is the first volume of an anticipated three-volume work that will be the fourth edition of a text originally published by Dr Frank Walsh in 1947. The previous editions have been considered the "bible" by clinicians interested in the field of neuro-ophthalmology.

This volume is a significant departure in style and format from previous editions. There are many more figures and newer illustrations, photomicrographs, and fundus photographs. The reproductions are generally excellent, and the author has taken advantage of large page size and improved photographic techniques to illustrate salient material. There is a marked reduction and abbreviation of case histories, which are not segregated from the text as in previous editions. References have been pruned and updated as well as possible and are grouped less diffusely.

The book's 381 pages cover material presented in approximately 200 pages in the previous edition. Section 1, "The Visual Sensory System," contains