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April 6, 1907

Prevalent Diseases of the Eye, A Reference Handbook, especially Adapted to the Needs of the General Practitioner and the Medical Student.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(14):1199. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520400051016

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This is the most comprehensive work yet written for the special benefit of the general practitioner. The book begins with a very complete synopsis of contents, a distinct advantage to the busy man who, by its aid may read just what he needs with little expenditure of time. The question of diagnosis is given greatest space and prominence, as it should be. The family physician sees the eye cases first, and a knowledge of the more important diseases is essential to him in order that he may treat the simpler cases and send the severe ones to an ophthalmologist without delay. The line is definitely drawn, however, between those cases which can be cared for by the family physician and those requiring' the services of a specialist, and the proper warning sounded. The more technical divisions of ophthalmology, such as the use of the ophthalmoscope, muscular anomalies, etc., are merely

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