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January 7, 1911

A Treatise on Diseases of the Eye.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(1):64. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560010066034

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This recent candidate for text-book honors opens with a chapter on the development and comparative embryology of the visual apparatus—subjects too often neglected even in larger treatises on the eye and its diseases. A knowledge of the ordinary evolutionary steps through which, the organ of vision passes, from the appearance of the primary optic vesicle to the full development of the organ, is necessary not only to a rational understanding of ocular pathology, but to an enlightened appreciation of physiologic optics. We are glad to see that these matters are as fully discussed as is consistent with the scope of a student's manual. There are several other chapters that demonstrate completeness in the treatment of ophthalmic subjects, among which are a description and a colored illustration of the chlamydozoön (not chlamydozoan, as entered in preface, text and index) of Prowazek and Halberstädter, a chapter devoted to special remedies, a full

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