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December 8, 1900

System of Diseases of the Eye.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(23):1494. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460490052018

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This volume, itself large, completes a work which, comparatively, is truly monumental—comparatively, because one would not think so much information could be gathered together concerning so small an organ. It is worthy of note, too, that such accumulated knowledge approaches very nearly the exact, for with his instruments of precision the deductions of the ophthalmologist are, to a certain extent, mathematical.

The American contributors to this volume are Drs. Norris, Oliver, Standish and De Schweinitz; among the foreign collaborateurs are Landolt of Paris, Nuel of Liége, Haab of Zurich, Swanzy, of Dublin, and Jonathan Hutchinson, of London. The plates representing microscopic appearances are certainly instructive, particularly those illustrating pathologic conditions of the cornea and lens.

The volume is devoted largely to the consideration of general disturbances and their local effect on the eye, for instance, the influence of diseases of the circulatory and nervous systems, of the secretory and excretory

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