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After a foreword by Prof. W. H. Wilmer, the development and comparative anatomy of the human lens are treated in an authoritative manner by Ida C. Mann. Clapp then takes up in turn the anatomy, nourishment and growth, physiology, chemistry, congenital anomalies and pathogenesis of the lens. The clinical discussion occupies the second half of the book and begins with a description of the various types of cataract. After a chapter on the nonoperative treatment, the operative treatment of the various forms of cataract is gone into thoroughly, from the preparation of the patient, with an outline of the various operations, to the after-care.
Clapp has accomplished his purpose of writing a comprehensive work on the lens, and he has done this well. A comprehensive study is timely, as, though there have been many books on the clinical and operative phases of cataract, there has not been an up-to-date
Knapp A. Cataract; Its Etiology and Treatment. Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(2):312. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840020172022
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