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April 1942

A Handbook of Ocular Therapeutics.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1942;27(4):833. doi:10.1001/archopht.1942.00880040209022

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Dr. Gifford's excellent handbook has undergone a thorough revision in this new edition. With painstaking thoroughness it has been brought up to date, and the reader may be sure to obtain reliable information on new remedies and new methods of treatment. The new chapter on the pharmacology of drugs affecting the intraocular muscles will be found most instructive and useful. This gives an explanation of the action of the newer drugs which through the parasympathetic and the sympathetic nerves affect the pupil and the ocular pressure. The advantages of vitamin therapy in the treatment of certain ocular conditions are described with a full realization that this subject is far from understood at the present day. Another new remedy which seems most promising is sulfanilamide and its derivatives, and the author contributes an excellent chapter on the various drugs of this group.

In the chapter on physical therapy, contact irradiation for

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