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April 1952

The Significance of Heredity in Ophthalmology: A Tasmanian Survey

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;47(4):549. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.01700030561018

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The author has determined the incidence of inherited ophthalmic diseases and inherited blindness in Tasmania from an analysis of the data on 11,000 patients seen in private practice and on the patients receiving pensions for the blind and patients in the sight-saving schools of Tasmania. The book is not a text on heredity in ophthalmology, but an original investigation from which the author draws certain conclusions.

The book is well documented with tables, summarizing his material, and a list of pedigrees at the end. It will chiefly be of value to those interested in genetics.

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