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June 1943

Oftalmoscopia clinica.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;29(6):1040-1041. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880180190022

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The author is well known in this country as a representative of progressive Cuban ophthalmology. The publication of this book is part of the movement which has spread to many countries in Latin America to have their own medical literature, written in Spanish, by their own authors, and not to be dependent on textbooks in other languages (especially those written in French) or on translations of English and German works made in Spain and usually not very up to date.

The publication of medical books in Latin America, with the probable exception of Argentina, is a difficult and costly enterprise and rarely a financial success. It is probable that Dr. Yanez had some difficulties in printing and especially in illustrating his book. For color pictures he had to use reproductions of Oeller's "Atlas of Fundus Diseases." Unfortunately the black and white illustrations are mainly photographs which do not show up

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