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September 1941

Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Surgery.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;26(3):531. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870150205016

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In the second edition of this valued book on ophthalmic surgery the author has added little that is new. Most of the chapters remain essentially the same. Paragraphs have been rewritten here and there and minor clarifying changes in the arrangement of the subject matter made. So many excellent illustrations have been added that one regrets the retention of a few inferior ones. In the chapter on the arbit there is much new material on the ocular manifestations of neurofibromatosis. A description of the Wheeler type of pressure bandage as published by Pfeiffer is the important addition to the chapter on plastic surgery. White's statistics on the frequency and importance of vertical deviations and Casten's transplantation of the lateral rectus muscle to supplant a paretic vertical one constitute the new material in the chapter on ocular muscles. In view of the present status of chemotherapy for trachoma the reviewer is

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