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August 1974

Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla

Arch Neurol. 1974;31(2):144. doi:10.1001/archneur.1974.00490380092022

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This book was written by a neurologist as a concise text primarily for residents in ophthalmology, neurology, and neurosurgery. The following two quotations are illustrative of the relevance of much of its contents:

Sudden death is fairly common in [myasthenia gravis] and may be due to respiratory failure. There are many instances recorded where death has been precipitated by an enema and this method should therefore be avoided. The mortality is in the order of 20%.

The introduction of biochemical tests have increased the precision of diagnosis and control of metabolic disorders such as diabetes mellitus... [and]... the standard chemical tests can now be automated... [and]... Application of such methods in epidemiological surveys increases the accuracy of case finding. Mass radiography has been used in the same way.

The author tells us that "Recent work on optokinetic nystagmus using strong and weak illumination suggests that both slow and fast components

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