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The title of this work suggests, and the preface informs one, that its aim is to present the essentials of ophthalmology to physicians, surgeons, neurologists, medical students and those entering the practice of ophthalmology, to give an account of the more important recent advances in the art and science of this specialty and, in general, to put in the hands of the reader, whether neophyte or expert, a practical reference book. To this end over fourscore specialists of repute, American and European, have contributed almost as many chapters to a stately volume in which their treatises have been combined and arranged by the talented and ambitious editor, who himself has translated a number of the presentations and contributed the section on the surgery of the eye. These chapters take in a field which includes not only the diseases, but also the embryology, biology, heredity, injuries and comparative anatomy, of
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