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March 1932

Detachment of the Retina.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(3):489-491. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820100143018

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Since 1722, when detachment of the retina was first described by St. Yves, it has been of increasing interest to ophthalmologists. Much work, both speculative and experimental, has been done since that time In view of the recent impetus given to the study of detachment, due chiefly to the results obtained with the new operative procedure of Gonin, this monograph is timely. Dr. Anderson not only has undertaken the tedious and onerous task of investigating more than eight hundred original papers on the subject of detachment, but has also made his findings available for all in the present volume.

After a general discussion of detachment of the retina, the history, age distribution and incidence of association with myopia of varying degrees, the author summarizes the pertinent anatomy and physiology of the retina. Krogh's work on capillaries is cited as evidence that it is probably the capillaries rather than the

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