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January 1948

Clinical Methods of Neuro-Ophthalmologic Examination.

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By Alfred Kestenbaum, M.D. Price, $6.75. Pp. 384, with 64 illustrations. New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1946.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(1):115-116. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020118018

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This book presents the methods of neuro-ophthalmologic examination which are essential for diagnosis in neurology and represents the author's twenty-five years of clinical work in neurologic services. Though the methods of neuro-ophthalmologic examination have gained by the introduction of more precise methods, owing to the conditions frequently present, the simplest methods often have to be relied on. The book occupies, as the author says, a kind of intermediate position and aims to be a supplement to the larger books on neurology of the eye. The necessary anatomic data have been schematized, and certain groups of diseases which affect both the central nervous system and the eye have been omitted. General schematic rules are suggested as a help to the physician in arriving at a diagnosis. The findings indicated, in brief, are of value only when taken in combination with other signs and symptoms.

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