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January 1948

Gifford's Textbook of Ophthalmology.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(1):116-117. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020119020

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In this revision of Gifford's textbook, Dr. Adler has been guided by the original purpose of the book to make it suitable for the medical student and for the general practitioner. As instruction in the fundamentals is essential, the author has given a more complete discussion of the subject of the visual field, and there is a new chapter on "Disturbances of Ocular Motility," written from a physiologic approach. Consideration of orthoptics and operations on the ocular muscles has been omitted. The discussion of refraction is condensed. New chapters treating "Ocular Disorders Due to Diseases of the Central Nervous System" and "Ocular Manifestations of General Diseases" will be found interesting and will appeal particularly to the general practitioner. The discussion of operative treatment is limited to a short chapter.

While the book in its present form, with the revisions and additions just enumerated, seems greatly changed, much has been retained

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