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Dr. Ridley and Dr. Sorsby have had the original idea of presenting the advances in ophthalmology as they occur between the periodical and the textbook stages. This is a more exhaustive and pretentious elaboration of the excellent "Recent Advances" series. In short, it is a presentation of the "emergent tendencies and formative influences" of ophthalmology as a specialty and in a closer relation to general medicine. The editors have been assisted by 56 eminent collaborators, who represent the following countries : Great Britain, 28 ; United States, 9 ; the Netherlands, 5; France, 4; Sweden, 4; Germany, 3 (now living in other countries) ; Russia, 2; Switzerland, 1 ; Belgium, 1, and Hungary, 1.
The subjects are grouped under sections with the following headings : I, "Ophthalmology in Relation to General Medicine," subdivided into sections dealing with infection, allergy and immunity, ocular manifestations of some general disturbances and ocular manifestations of some dystrophies; II, "Diagnostic Procedures;"
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