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February 1930

The Pathology of the Eye.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;3(2):251-252. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810040129016

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This book is an elaboration of lectures prepared for the instruction of medical students and surgical house officers in the department of ophthalmology of Johns Hopkins University Medical School and Hospital. It is by no means a complete pathology. It aims merely "to form a bridge leading from general pathology to this special pathology."

There are fifteen chapters, with a handy appendix on microscopic technic.

In the introductory chapter, the anatomy and function of the different parts of the eye are considered so far as they relate to pathologic processes. One is reminded of the difficulty encountered in attempting to give histologic interpretations of ophthalmologic observations. Ophthalmologists are accustomed to see tissues in two ways, either with the naked eye or under the microscope at 100 or more magnifications. With the ophthalmoscope, one sees the fundus under a magnification of about 15 diameters, producing a picture different

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