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November 1939

Clio Medica. A Series of Primers on the History of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;22(5):936. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860110226018

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This interestingly written little volume traces the main outlines of the history of the diseases of the eye and their treatment as a sort of digest of more voluminous works. From the Code of Hammurabi to the present state of the art and science of ophthalmology one learns of ophthalmology and ophthalmologists throughout the centuries. There are chapters on ophthalmic hospitals and teachers, societies and journals, the prevention of blindness, the care and education of the blind and on works on the pathology of the eye. The illustrations include de Voge's "Apotheosis of Daviel" and portraits of a number of famous ophthalmologists.

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