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November 1947

Eye Surgery.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(5):732-733. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010749016

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In this informative book, the author sets forth in clear terms his views on most problems of ophthalmic surgery. It is all the more remarkable because it was written during wartime, under the most trying conditions. It is replete with excellent illustrations, most of which were sketched by the author himself. The value of this volume lies largely in its concise portrayal of procedures which have proved useful to this experienced surgeon. As such, it of necessity contains some ideas with which others may disagree, but the vastness of the author's practical knowledge is evidenced by the soundness of his teachings.

The introductory chapter contains much useful information about the layout of an operating room, care of instruments, drugs and preoperative and postoperative care of patients, as well as wise advice to the surgeon and his staff. The second chapter, devoted to anesthesia and analgesia, is followed by an extensive

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