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January 1940

Surgery of the Eye.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;23(1):224-225. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00860130238023

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The book is dedicated to Dr. Charles E. Michel, whose picture appears as a frontispiece, entitled "A Master Eye Surgeon." The authors have aimed to write a short and practical guide on operations on the eyes for the practicing ophthalmologist and student of ophthalmology; they definitely state that the book is not to be exhaustive but only to contain the methods which in the authors' judgment and experience have served to the best purpose. This immediately focuses the reader's interest and attention and gives the book a personal appeal. Moreover, to correct the error that books on operative surgery are generally insufficiently illustrated, the feature of diagrams is stressed, and 396 illustrations are introduced as a result.

The reviewer would like to draw attention to the following features : In the beginning a method of threading and transfixing needles is fully described. In speaking of the advantages of operating in the

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