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December 1953

Fundus Oculi—Patologia clinica vasculo-retiniana.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;50(6):794-795. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920030805023

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This well-documented and comprehensive volume is divided into 18 chapters under seven sections (Diseases of the Nerve Head, Circulatory Disturbances of the Retina, Vascular States of the Fundus Especially Related to Arterial Hypertension and Arteriosclerosis, Retinopathy of Pregnancy, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinopathies and Papillopathies of Diseases of the Blood, and Circulatory Disturbances of the Choroid). Of the 241 illustrations, 75 are in color, 66 having been prepared from drawings by the author. A list of the colored illustrations would be useful. At the end of each section is a bibliography, which is divided into national and foreign references. Under the various chapters, the author includes excellent classification tables.

The papillopathies are logically grouped into the edemas and the atrophies. After reviewing a number of classifications for hypertensive and arteriosclerotic retinopathy, the author submits the following seven clinical subdivisions: (1) vascular syndrome of hypertension, (2) sclerotic-hypertensive vascular syndrome with normal caliber of

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