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March 3, 1900

Treatment of the General Diseases of the Eye.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(9):574. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460090060029

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We have here one of the few works on the general subject of ophthalmology whose author has not forgotten the promise of his preface. We particularly refer to these sentences: "This book is intended to meet the needs of the general practitioner of medicine and the beginner in ophthalmology," and "For practitioners in other departments of medicine and surgery the most important phase of ophthalmology is that of the relations of ocular lesions and symptoms to general diseases;" and there follows Chapter XX, devoted to this subject, a bibliography that is intended to serve as a further introduction to the complete study of ophthalmology as it is related to diseases of organs other than the eye. It is worthy of note that Dr. Jackson has not, in imitation of other writers, made his text-book a work of refraction plus a few scattered observations on ocular pathology. As he is probably

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