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While the book represents the opinions of authors of knowledge and experience, its limitations are best described in a well-written chapter by Dr. Noel Stowe: "Because of the problem of selection in presenting a subject of this scope in one short chapter, many interesting topics have had to be curtailed or ignored."
In 255 pages, the authors attempt to summarize all diseases which can involve the lids, and their medical and surgical management. Nineteen different authors contribute 18 chapters, which vary widely in quality and depth. Some chapters represent little more than lists of various diseases. Others, more extensive, offer a discussion of medical and surgical procedures which can be useful. No chapter contains a complete review of the literature on any subject, but all are subjective descriptions of the authors' opinions. In some cases, the recommended treatment could be questioned. For example, there is considerable doubt that herpes zoster
Kaufman HE. Affections of the Lids. JAMA. 1965;191(4):348. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080040090043
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