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June 1958

The Glaucomas.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(6):982. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940070196030

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The voluminous literature on the subject of glaucoma during the past few years has made imperative an extensive revision of this basic textbook. The work has been expanded to include new chapters on tonography and on goniotomy and goniopuncture. The chapters on aqueous humor, acute glaucoma, anatomy, and the use of drugs have been extensively revised to keep pace with recent developments in these areas.

The author's attempt to include all recent contributions while maintaining brevity and simplicity have resulted in a less readable text, which lacks the authoritative ring of the author's personal convictions. Although the book will be a useful reference work, its broad scope and lack of clear definition, especially in the chapters on primary glaucoma, will make it less useful as a basic text for students and practitioners.

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