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May 2, 1896

The Toxic Amblyopias: Their Symptoms, Pathology and Treatment.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(18):889. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430700041020

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The task of the reviewer is a very pleasant one if there is so much to praise and so little to criticize as in the book before us. A careful examination has convinced us that the author has overlooked nothing that has ever been published on toxic amblyopias. The book is an excellent summary of our present knowledge of toxic amblyopias and a complete dictionary of the literature on this subject up to the present time, and will prove a veritable gold mine of reference for future writers. Tobacco and alcohol amblyopia naturally receive the greatest attention, occupying almost one-half of the book; quinin amblyopia comes next in importance, and here the author's original experiments and microscopic investigations are of especial interest. The remaining space of the book is devoted to abstracts of the clinical reports on visual disturbances caused by arsenic, lead, opium, salicylates, iodoform and a large number

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