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June 1958

A Bibliography of the History of Ophthalmology: 1955 and 1956

Author Affiliations

Librarian, Lucien Howe Library of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(6):885-894. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940070099012

In the March, 1956, issue of the A. M. A. Archives of Ophthalmology the first bibliography of this series appeared. Unlike the other ophthalmic subjects which are reviewed in this journal, the history of ophthalmology does not lend itself readily to the annual review type of article. The field, embracing as it does all the aspects of the specialty and its allied sciences, is too broad. For this reason, the form of a bibliography is used to bring to the attention of interested readers the large amount of work done in this field.

Over two hundred titles taken, for the most part, from readily available medical and scientific journals and books are listed under various subject headings. The titles are translated into English, with the original language indicated by a capital letter at the close of the reference. Standard abbreviations are used for the journal names. The period covered by

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