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February 1935

Recent Advances in Ophthalmology.

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By Sir Stewart Duke-Elder. Third edition. Price, $4. Pp. 434, with 3 plates and 150 text pictures. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1934.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(2):311. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840020171021

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In this third edition Duke-Elder has written practically a new book, which means the addition of many new subjects and the omission of subjects in which there have been few recent advances. Thus the purpose of the book, namely, to acquaint the senior student with those facts which are at present situated somewhere between graduation from the literature and adoption by the textbook, is admirably fulfilled. The subject matter is divided into a part on physiology and a part on diseases of the eye. The former treats of the vascular circulation, the intra-ocular fluid, the vitreous body, the intra-ocular pressure and the effect of drugs on the eye ; and the latter part considers intra-ocular infections, the ocular pigment and intra-ocular tumors, the conjunctiva, the cornea, the retina, cataract, glaucoma and sympathetic ophthalmitis. Each chapter ends with a list of literary references.

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