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February 27, 1967

The Ocular Fundus: Methods of Examination and Typical Findings

Author Affiliations

Columbia, Mo

JAMA. 1967;199(9):677-678. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120090119044

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Numerous superb color photographs (98) make this small volume a handy clinical reference atlas of fundus pathology. The descriptive text is both concise and lucid, giving excellent support to the 128 illustrations.

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