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October 1959

Parsons' Diseases of the Eye.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;62(4):739. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.04220040201030

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The first edition of this excellent textbook of ophthalmology appeared in 1907. It is gratifying to see that this 13th edition has been brought up to date and amplified by Sir Stewart in a manner which cannot be approached by any other English author. Sir John Parsons may not be known to many younger American ophthalmologists, but his multivolume text on ocular pathology was the authoritative English text on this subject and for many years after the editions were out of print was a prize collector's item. His monographs on color vision and form perception are still well worth reading if they can be obtained. They are long out of print.

In a certain sense this volume is a condensed Duke-Elder and can be used by the ophthalmologist preparing for Board examinations to great advantage. It is not suitable for medical students, since it is really a condensed textbook of

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