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April 1958

System of Ophthalmic Illustration.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(4):632-633. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940050188036

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This book will be of value to every department of ophthalmology in which the techniques of visual representation are important from the point of view of teaching and presentation of research. It is certainly true that many excellent manuscripts are spoiled by being served up with poor illustrations. Granted that an author has something to say, the Chinese proverb still holds. This book endeavors to show one how to make a good illustration. Obviously, the book is well illustrated, but the important part is that the author tells the reader just what makes the illustration good. There are chapters on photography and much sound advice on the choice of camera, lighting equipment, and methods which should be employed in studio, ward, operating room, and consulting room. Motion-picture photography, stereoscopic photography, keratography, slit-lamp photography, infrared and ultraviolet photography, and photography with the gonioscope are all dealt with. The ophthalmic artist is

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