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March 1930

The Eye in General Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;3(3):386. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810050138015

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Those who enjoyed and profited by the study of "Diathesis and Ocular Diseases" will be glad to see that the author has written a second edition, much enlarged and rearranged, which now carries the title of "The Eye in General Medicine." While not an exhaustive treatise, it gives the results of personal clinical experience in certain chapters, which have particularly appealed to the author.

The book stresses the constitutional factor in diseases of the eye and begins with disordered carbohydrate metabolism. Inability to deal with starch and sugar not only renders the patient vulnerable to every form of infection, but renders him liable to phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis, and in adults to tobacco and alcohol amblyopia and diabetic changes in the eye.

Under defective elimination, with renal inadequacy, the author discusses certain diseases of: (1) the optic nerve and retina, (2) the conjunctiva and sclera and (3)

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