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November 1961

Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;66(5):770. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.00960010772028

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In 1933, Wolff's Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit was first published and immediately won wide acclaim. We now have the fifth edition which owing to the untimely death of the author is edited by Professor Last. As stated in the preface, every effort has been made "to preserve the spirit and pattern of this unique and beautiful book." His efforts have been most successful, for one finds, in this issue, every virtue of the preceding volumes. The same clear style of writing prevails and the printing is excellent, as are the profuse illustrations. The terminology has been altered to conform with names currently used, bibliographies have been brought up to date, and a few brief descriptions of electron microscope findings and biomicroscopic studies have been added. Although the editor has assumed a well nigh impossible task in attempting to improve upon the previous editions, he has modernized this standard

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