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June 1959

Heredity in Ophthalmology.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;61(6):1010. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.00940091012017

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This authoritative volume on heredity in ophthalmology will be accessible only to those who read French, which is a pity, as we are badly in need of a similar authoritative volume in English in this growing and important subject. Fortunately, the French is fairly easy reading, and there are plenty of references at the end of each chapter, a good many of which are in English.

The first part of the book deals with genetics in general and includes a section on the use of statistics. Part II is a general survey of genetics in ophthalmology, and the remainder of the book concerns hereditary ocular diseases and general diseases with ocular manifestations on a hereditary basis. The illustrations for the most part are genetic diagrams, but there are also excellent fundus drawings and photographs throughout the book.

The author is one of the most dynamic living ophthalmologists, who has contributed

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