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May 1949

Modern Trends in Ophthalmology. Volume 2.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(5):654-655. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040670018

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Dr. Arnold Sorsby, the editor of volume 2 of this important series, has corrected certain gaps which were discovered in the contents of volume 1 (reviewed in the Archives24:426 [Aug.] 1940) and has made some necessary revisions. A perusal of the table of contents will show how important these new chapters are. The forty-eight subjects are grouped in five sections: physiology, diagnostic procedures, pathology, treatment and social aspects.

The headings of a few of the chapters indicate the broad scope of the book: "Illumination," W. R. Stevens; "The Electrophysiology of the Retina," Ragnar Granit; "Senescence of the Eye," F. P. Fischer; "Gonioscopy," Manuel Uribe Troncoso; "Opthalmodynamometry and Some of Its Clinical Applications," C. Espildora-Luque; "The Nature of Sporadic Congenital Malformations," Ida Mann; "Ocular Manifestations of Vitamin Deficiencies," G. B. Bietti; "Focal Infections," Alan C. Woods; "Virus Affections of the Eye," Arnold Sorsby; "Some Newly Defined Clinical Entities Affecting

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