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September 1930

Ophthalmology. Notes for Students.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;4(3):446. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810110160022

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This book was prepared for the use of the author's undergraduate classes in ophthalmology in the University of Iowa Medical School. The commoner pathologic conditions are discussed in a simple, systematic form under the headings etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. No details of operative technic are included, and the discussion of refraction is limited to the simplest principles of optics and a brief description of the common refractive errors. The anatomy of the various parts of the eye and adnexa is summarized in each chapter. The illustrations are outline drawings of the parts, in which the lesions discussed may be drawn by the student, with space for additional notes beneath each. References to standard texts of ophthalmology for more detailed information are given. A chapter of ninety pages on symptom diagnosis is an interesting portion of the book. Here, as in Cabot's "Differential Diagnosis," the common symptoms, such as

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