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September 1940

Lehrbuch der Augenheilkunde by Dr. Ernst Fuchs.

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Edition XVI, enlarged and improved. By Dr. Adalbert Fuchs, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Vienna. Pp. 904, with 362 illustrations, many in colors and 5 colored plates. Price, 27 marks. Vienna : F. Deuticke, 1939, with a replica of Wüllner's superb bas-relief of E. Fuchs.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;24(3):614. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00870030192024

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Fuchs's textbook, which has served so many ophthalmologists as a book of instruction and later as a constant book of reference to which one returns in any emergency for help and advice, has been appearing regularly since 1889. The thirteenth to fifteenth editions were revised by Professor Salzmann, of Graz, who in addition to other changes, added original drawings of the fundus in color. When a new edition, the sixteenth, became necessary, fortunately A. Fuchs, the talented son of the author, was prevailed on to undertake the revision. He has succeeded in broadening the scope of the book by enlarging the part dealing with conditions of the fundus and their relation to general diseases. The chapters on tumors, neurology and muscles have been revised and brought up to date. Importance is given to inherited diseases, and the nonoperative and medical treatment of ocular diseases has been

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