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This manual, the author claims, has been written mostly for the benefit of medical students, general practitioners and those commencing the study of ophthalmology. A series of lectures delivered to medical students by Professor Finlay has been used for the publication of this book, with the addition of a few chapters contributed by Dr. Yanes. The manual contains twenty chapters, written in clear style. The authors have not tried to be exhaustive but have presented only the fundamentals of ophthalmology. The classic surgical procedures have been dealt with in detail. Other less known surgical methods have been briefly mentioned.
The book contains 275 illustrations in black and white and 19 color plates. Many of the illustrations, especially the photographs, are original, taken of personally observed patients of Dr. Finlay and of some of his Cuban colleagues. The color illustrations of fundi have been taken from the Atlas of Oller and
Castroviejo R. Manual de enfermedades de los ojos. Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;21(5):901. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860050185020
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