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March 1957

Surgery of the Eye: Diseases.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;57(3):482-483. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00930050494031

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Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1956.

In this comprehensive volume the author has covered the vast majority of the surgical conditions which the ophthalmologist will encounter. The subject matter has been presented in a most readable form. The illustrations are outstanding for their excellence and clarity of portrayal. The printing is also of the highest order. These features along with the author's concise style of writing make this book one that every ophthalmic surgeon should possess.

In the chapter on anesthesia proper emphasis is placed upon individualization of dosage and the dangers of oversedation. The next five chapters are devoted to the surgical treatment of various lid conditions. In these pages one finds excellent descriptions of many of the less common types of operative procedures. On occasions the author gives several techniques for the correction of the problem at hand, thus enhancing the reference value

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