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May 1932

Ocular Therapeutics.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(5):823. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820120175022

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Dr. Gifford first considers such matters as equipment, anesthetics and their administration, the drugs used in ophthalmology and specific and nonspecific protein therapy. An entire chapter is devoted to the important subject of physical therapy. The rest of the book takes up in turn the treatment of the various well defined ocular diseases and disturbances.

The result is an astonishing amount of information, presented concisely and yet in sufficient detail so that further recourse to original articles will be but rarely necessary. Recent measures receive their full share of attention, and, though there are undoubted omissions, no serious fault can be found in the matter of completeness. However, it is not as a mere compendium of information that the book is of most value. Perhaps the chief virtue lies in the author's thoroughly sane and rational appraisal of the various therapeutic means and procedures considered. The book is pervaded

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