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May 1929

The Eye.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1929;1(5):662. doi:10.1001/archopht.1929.00810010685019

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The author states that the needs of the general practitioner and student of medicine have had first consideration in the preparation of the text. The teacher's point of view as to these needs will differ. To the reviewer this work covers the subject of ophthalmology too comprehensively and too briefly to meet the needs ideally. Less than ten pages are given to the anatomy, anomalies and diseases of the choroid. A disproportionate space is given to surgical conditions of the lids ; there are at least forty illustrations of various operations. There are but eight colored plates illustrating several fundus conditions ; these do not include such important conditions for the general practitioner and student as papilledema, nephritic retinitis, glaucomatous cupping, etc.

The commoner diseases of each structure have been described, while those of less frequent occurrence have been discussed as an aid to differential diagnosis. Under differential diagnosis of

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