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January 1954

Ophthalmologic Diagnosis.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;51(1):146. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920040148016

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This new book is divided into two distinct and overlapping parts. As the author states in his preface, "The first five chapters are offered as an example of diagnostic procedure that is based on an abbreviated list of manifestations. The remainder of the book is a series of essays in which further comment is elaborated to elucidate the situations in which it seemed to me that help would be welcome." The titles of the respective chapters are as follows: The General Survey of the Patient, The Disturbances of Functions, Manifestations of Abnormalities in the Adnexa, The Anterior Segment, Media and Fundus, and, in the more detailed chapters, Functions, Adnexa, Anterior Segment, and Posterior Segment. The term "essays" most aptly describes the general tone of the book. At times the author assumes the attitude of a teacher talking to a beginner student, and at times a philosophical overtone which might properly

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