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August 1947

Archivos de la Asociacioń para evitar la Ceguera en Mexico (Archives of the Association of Prevention of Blindness in Mexico).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(2):288. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010295018

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The book brings a report of the work done in the hospital of the association in Mexico, D.F., during 1946 and a description of the activities in the various departments. A variety of pictures represent the tragedy of blindness as conceived by various Mexican artists who participated in a contest held by the association on "Art and Ophthalmology."

There are, in addition, thirty-five interesting articles on ophthalmic subjects by local and American authors, of which the following two are summarized:

Ophthalmologic Investigation in the Zone of Onchocerciasis in Chiapas, Mexico. Drs. M. Puig Solanes, Anselmo Fonte and José Antonio Quiroz. The diagnosis of onchocerciasis was based on the presence of nodules, on the observation of parasites and on biopsies of the skin. Men are more often affected, owing to occupational habits, and the patients are mostly under 40 years of age. Ocular involvement occurs in 75 per cent of cases.

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