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January 1943

War Medicine: A Symposium.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;29(1):167-168. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880130187019

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This book is the result of the joint efforts of many authors, each of whom has contributed a chapter on some special phase of military medicine. It covers a wide range of subjects, which are classified under the headings of surgery, aviation, naval medicine and general medicine. The chapters of particular interest to the ophthalmologist are "Ocular and Orbital Wounds in War," by William B. Doherty ; "Ophthalmic Casualties Resulting from Air Raids," by Dorothy R. Campbell, and "Shamming Night Blindness," by N. Bishop Harmon.

In his discussion of ocular and orbital wounds, Dr. Doherty first reviews the anatomy of the orbit and then points out the types of lesions produced by different kinds of injuries. In his analysis he quotes freely from his own experiences and from the writings of Lagrange. Particular emphasis is placed on the necessity of a thorough examination in any case of injury of the eye

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