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The author says in his preface that the work was not written because he "supposed that there were not already in the English tongue many excellent treatises on diseases of the eye. It is presented to the profession because I have not deemed that the debt I owe to it could be even approximately satisfied, nor my own reputation as a teacher, whatever that may be, justly settled, unless I presented in a permanent and accessible form some of the results, with their personal coloring, of my long experience both in the hospital and private practice in ophthalmic disease and therapeutics."
Dr. Roosa has properly judged that the "personal coloring" given to the topics of which he treats, will give his book a wide interest. The opinions of one with such vast opportunities for observation, in this country and in Europe, and of such extensive personal experience can not be
A Clinical Manual of Diseases of the Eye, Including a Sketch of Its Anatomy. JAMA. 1894;XXIII(21):806. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421260032023
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