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March 1952

Clinical Pathology of the Eye

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;47(3):413-414. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.01700030421017

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The student who wishes an introduction to ophthalmic pathology will find Samuels' and Fuchs's textbook a practical and orthodox treatise. The arrangement is the standard one of first considering pathologic processes in general, then separately considering diseases of the anatomic parts of the eye, and finally describing some of the specific disease entities. Especially deserving of comment are the many beautiful colored plates of drawings, which the authors have preferred to photomicrographs to "emphasize the details in hand." The authors have drawn on their wide experience in Vienna and New York, adopting much of the techniques and many of the ideas that have been found successful in teaching ophthalmic pathology over the last half-century.

The student who wishes to go beyond the introduction to ophthalmic pathology will find this book unsatisfactory. Source material is not cited, and the authority for many of the opinions and statements is not given. The

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