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April 1948

Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology.

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By Frank B. Walsh, M. D., F. R. C. S. (Edin.). Price, $18. Pp. 1,532, with 384 illustrations. Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1947.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(4):560-561. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020568018

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In recent years great advances have been made in neuro-ophthalmology, and knowledge of the intricate central connections of the ocular apparatus has been much advanced. An up-to-date treatise is therefore most timely, and this has been accomplished by Dr. Walsh with this monumental work of 1,532 pages, which is an exhaustive and systematic exposition of neuroophthalmology, with particular emphasis on the clinical side.

One of the great difficulties in a work of this kind is a proper classification. Dr. Walsh has been much influenced by the outline used by Dr. F. R. Ford in his "Diseases of the Nervous System in Children" and has chosen a classification which is based on etiology, with due emphasis on clinical features.

In the first chapter, on the "Visual Pathways and the Diagnosis of Lesions Situated at Different Levels," the subject is divided into the following parts: (1) anatomy; (2) arrangement of visual fibers

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