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February 1956

The Lacrimal System: Clinical Application.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1956;55(2):303-304. doi:10.1001/archopht.1956.00930030307022

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There is always a distinct need for an authoritative book on any part of the eye. This is particularly true regarding the lacrimal system, since so much has been written in the last 50 years and so many diversified points of view have been expressed. Many years ago, when this reviewer asked a famous professor of ophthalmology how he should treat patients who complained of epiphora, the answer was, "Send them to your nearest competitor." These patients are still 303 very troublesome, but Dr. Viers has produced a very informative and practical book which combines in one volume many important papers, together with his own experience. The material is well organized, beautifully illustrated, and with a good bibliography following each chapter. Through the consultation of this book, at least some patients will be salvaged from the group who eventually find their way into the hands of "the nearest competitor" and

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