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September 1944

The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Surgery.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1944;32(3):252. doi:10.1001/archopht.1944.00890090104018

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In the third edition of this popular textbook on ophthalmic surgery one finds comparatively few changes. Most of the chapters have been altered little, if any. The section on muscles properly includes a discussion on the development of squint and its nonsurgical treatment. This chapter has largely been drawn from the writings of Travers and others who have made a special study of this subject. The author's great interest in ptosis is evidenced by the completeness with which this difficult problem has been covered. The section on intraocular foreign bodies has been largely rewritten, but it still leaves much to be desired. No mention is made of the bone-free method of localizing foreign bodies. There is a good discussion on the present day method of dealing with malignant growths in and about the eye ; and although the reviewer is not ready as yet to accept the

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