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February 1947

Lehrbuch der Augenheilkunde.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(2):259-260. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220268022

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Dr. Adalbert Fuchs took over the editorship of Ernst Fuchs's well known textbook and a new edition appeared in 1939. Notwithstanding the change that had taken place in the character of diseases of the eye in recent decades, especially in the severe forms of corneal ulceration and conjunctivitis, the description of the external diseases was not curtailed. On the other hand, Fuchs recognized the advances that have taken place in knowledge of diseases of the fundus and their relations to general medicine, so that this part of the book was enlarged. The chapters on tumors, neurology and muscles were also added to. Inherited ocular disorders received more attention, as evidence of the large number of congenitally blind to be found in the homes for the blind. Treatment of ocular diseases was more fully described. Realizing the importance of pathology in the understanding of diseases of the eye, the author added

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