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October 1939

Selected Pictures of Extraocular Affections.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;22(4):715-716. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860100201024

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This book consists of a collection of pictures from the Museum of the Government Ophthalmic Hospital in Madras, India, with explanatory notes for teaching purposes. The pictures, about 90 in number, are photographs suitable for stereoscopic observation and illustrate many conditions. Possibly those of the eyeball show up least well; the most striking are those of neoplastic conditions of the orbit. Many unusual and advanced stages are described. While mention of the frequency of any particular malady is only of relative value, it is striking to note the preponderance of epithelioblastoma over other ocular growths, while in sixteen years, 4, and surely not more than 8, melanotic sarcomas were observed. The explanatory notes conclude with an excellent and brief account of intracranial tumors, which are grouped in two classes : (1) those causing primarily atrophy of the optic nerve and (2) those causing primarily papilledema. This simple and instructive collection of

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