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December 1937

The Ocular Fundus in Diagnosis and Treatment.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;18(6):1053-1054. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850120187025

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In this book, which is intended for the use of surgeons, obstetricians, neurologists and other than ophthalmologists, Atkinson has endeavored to "outline the general characteristics of the ocular fundus, in health and disease." As he believes that "realism and accuracy are likely to be enhanced in illustrations done by the ophthalmologist, who himself studies the details of pathology in each case," the book becomes the only one of its kind in English in which the author has himself made the illustrations.

The text consists of eight chapters, dealing in turn with the use of the ophthalmoscope, the normal fundus, pathologic changes in the retinal vessels, the optic nerve, the vitreous, the retina, the choroid and, finally, ophthalmoscopic changes in special diseases. These chapters contain forty-eight schematized drawings in black and white. In connection with most of the various pathologic entities there is a brief section devoted to treatment. These

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