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March 1951

Eye Surgery

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;45(3):361-362. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700010367012

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In the second edition of this popular text on ophthalmic surgery, one finds many changes and additions, all of which portray the author's personal experiences. The introductory chapters remain essentially the same except for comments on the usefulness of fibrinogin and thrombin in skin grafting and on the value of amniotic membrane grafts in the treatment of second degree burns of the conjunctiva and cornea. The subject of reconstructive surgery is fully discussed, with more or less detailed descriptions of many recognized plastic procedures. This chapter, to which 178 pages are devoted, is probably the most valuable part of the volume, for in it, and in a later section on traumatic surgery, the surgeon's vast experience is fully presented. To readers interested in these phases of ocular surgery these chapters will prove most helpful, for in them, with the aid of ample illustrations, are found concise descriptions of all types

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