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May 1940

A Guide to Ophthalmic Operations.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;23(5):1119. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00860131247024

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As an adjunct to treatises on the surgery of the eye, Dr. Hamilton's little guide is a welcome addition. It brings the important accessories to the surgical operation which are frequently hard to find listed in a book.

After a description of the preparation of the dressings and of the patient, the care and sterilization of instruments are taken up. Enumeration of the instruments also carries references to a number in the instrument catalogues. Then follow descriptions of the arrangement of the operating room and of the dressing tray, methods of sterilization and the use of drops and solutions ; a list of drugs in general use, and, finally, a description of the diet before and after operation.

Each operation in favor in the British ophthalmic hospitals is taken up in turn, with consideration of the medicaments for anesthesia, of instruments and sutures, of the necessary nursing after operation and of

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