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December 1950

Surgery of Cataract.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;44(6):911-912. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910020924014

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The completeness with which every phase of the subject is discussed makes this volume a real monograph. It contains much valuable information because it records not only the wide experiences of the author but also the opinions of many others. It is safe to predict that this work will serve for years to come as an integral part of most ophthalmological libraries.

The book is divided into five parts, with the following titles: (1) The Development of Cataract Surgery; (2) Preparation for Cataract Surgery; (3) Present-Day Cataract Surgery; (4) The Correction of Aphakia; (5) Results Obtained in Cataract Surgery. Each of these subjects is meticulously portrayed, with the aid of liberal quotations and numerous excellent illustrations.

Although the chapters on the early history and development of cataract surgery consist largely of quotations from earlier writers, they do form an interesting introduction. Under the title of "Basic Sciences Applied to Cataract

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