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November 1955

Modern Trends in Ophthlamology.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;54(5):795. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930020801030

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The third edition of this well-known and useful book suffers from several serious faults. While some of the articles are excellent, others are extremely poor, so that the book is very spotty in caliber; and the editing of several of the manuscripts has evidently been done by someone with no knowledge of the field, so that absurd mistakes have been allowed to appear. That this is the fault of the manuscript editor is attested to by those authors who have been queried by this reviewer, since it seemed obvious that they could not have made such mistakes in their own manuscripts. In Burian and Boeder's article on "Some Newer Aspects of Binocular Vision," for example, the sentence appears as follows: "Attempts to find the distribution of corresponding retinal points by diopter determinations are valueless." The word "horopter" was taken out of their original manuscript and "diopter" substituted, probably because the

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