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March 25, 1893

Diseases of the Eye. A Hand-book of Ophthalmic Practice for Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1893;XX(12):347. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420390029009

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The work of Dr. De Schweinitz is an able presentation, in clear and concise form, of the principles of ophthalmology, with especial emphasis laid upon the practical parts of the subject. The systematic directions for examining cases, the judicious classificatition of the various diseases, the tabular grouping of symptoms, the excellent discussion of the indications for operation, the explicit directions for the preparation of the patient, the instruments, etc., and the careful description of the operation itself, all go to make up an excellent hand-book of practice.

The author has been assisted by Dr. James Wallace, of Philadelphia, who contributes the chapter on general optical principles, including accommodation and convergence; the chapter on normal and abnormal refraction; the section treating of the theory and practice of the ophthalmoscope, as well as that portion of the work that relates to the mechanism of diplopia, the rotation of the eyeball and the

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