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October 14, 1916

The American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology.

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(16):1177. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590160055026

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Abstract

The American Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology shows no lowering, but rather a raising, of its standard, in Volume IX. Judging by the past rate of progression, this monumental work will run to twelve or fourteen volumes. Among the more important articles in the present volume are: "Institutions for the Blind" (concluded) by Charles F. F. Campbell, by far the best of all the books or articles on this subject in any language; "Intracranial Organs of Vision," by Carl Dudley Camp; "Iritis" by Charles P. Small; "Krönlein's Operation," by the editor, and the series of articles on the various forms of keratitis, by Joseph D. Lewis. The article on "Lacrimal Apparatus," by Howard F. Hansell, is especially clear, succinct and practical. The longest article is one of 147 pages by Thomas Hall Shastid, entitled "Legal Relations of Ophthalmology," a subject which, as the editor declares in a footnote, was first developed by

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