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July 1941

Textbook of Ophthalmology.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;26(1):152-153. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870130170022

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The first edition of this textbook was reviewed in the Archives (20: 163 [July] 1938). In the second edition the subject matter has been brought up to date with the introduction of advances in the field. This has led to a revision of the section on changes in the eyegrounds in cardiovascular disease, and the chapter on the sclera has been rewritten. A number of new therapeutic agents are reported. Some of the black and white illustrations have been eliminated and others replaced, and there are 15 new colored illustrations. With these additions the textbook has gained in excellence and can all the more be unreservedly recommended.

It has occurred to the reviewer that the author of a popular small textbook is liable to err in trying to make the book too complete ; as the book has to be kept down in size, abbreviations result which are of value only

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