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September 1937

Ocular Therapeutics.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;18(3):490. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850090158018

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The first edition of this book appeared in 1932 and contained 272 pages and 36 illustrations. The new edition has 69 more pages and 24 more illustrations than its predecessor. The headings of the chapters are unchanged, but a new chapter on diseases of the orbit has been added. The format is unchanged except that the author has used italics for directing attention to matters of fundamental importance in therapy. This is a definite asset.

Much new material (based on the work of Bellows) concerning the relative efficacy of cocaine, phenacaine hydrochloride, butyn, nupercaine, pontocaine (paranormobutylaminobenzoyldimethylamino-ethanol hydrochloride) and metycaine has been added to the chapter on anesthetics. Various methods of infiltration anesthesia are discussed more fully than in the earlier edition. Vitamins, which were scarcely mentioned in the first edition, are given 5 pages ; thirty drugs have been added to the list of drugs most used in

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