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April 1976

The Eye and Systemic Disease

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Oakland, Calif

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(4):574. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630280084053

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This book is a transaction of an international symposium organized by the Department of Ophthalmology of the Iowa College of Medicine on the role of the eye in systemic disease.

Twenty-one of the world's leading ophthalmologists, internists, and dermatologists, together with their associates, presented papers and took part in the discussion sessions.

The major subjects presented include metabolic disease, collagen and rheumatic disease, nutritional disease, endocrine disease, gastrointestinal disease, diabetes mellitus, vascular disease, hematologic disease, and skin disease.

A general review of systemic disease that emphasizes pathophysiologic features is presented by an internist, with ophthalmic aspects added by an ophthalmologist. A panel discussion follows to integrate and expand the material. Other topics, which are raised by questions from the audience, widen the scope of the discussions to include most of the important areas of systemic ophthalmology. The summaries of the systemic aspects of the diseases presented are generally excellent and

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