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October 14, 1893

A Treatise on Ophthalmology for the General Practitioner.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(16):591. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420680041016

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That the book was acceptable to those for whom it was intended is evident from the fact that it has now passed to its second edition. It is divided into twenty-eight chapters. The first gives the anatomy of the eye and its appendages; the second the method of examination. Chapter six being on "Minor Manipulations in the Treatment of Eye Diseases," is dislocated by being placed between chapter five on diseases of the orbit, and chapter seven on diseases of the orbit. The remarks on asepsis and antisepsis are excellent so far as care of the instruments are concerned, but a little more detailed direction of the precautions on the part of the practitioner, would have added to the value of the book. While there are operations illustrated and described that the general practitioner will rarely, if ever, perform, there is so much of value that we unhesitatingly commend the

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