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January 1962

Oeil et Virus: Ocular Virus Diseases, Ophthalmic Manifestations of Generalized Virus Diseases, Report presented to the Société Française d'Ophthalmologie.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(1):113-114. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020115020

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If the difficult part of writing lies in deciding what to leave out, the authors of this monograph should have had an easy time. Not only have they included almost every manifestation culled from the world literature on diseases caused by known viruses, but also they have covered the eye findings in a number of diseases of unknown etiology in which a viral origin is merely a remote possibility. Among the latter are Boeck's sarcoid, Stevens-Johnson disease, and pemphigus. In a work of this magnitude, however, comprehensive coverage is neither a fault nor an easy achievement. In this case the combined efforts of the three workers have produced an authoritative and valuable reference work.

The subject matter is well organized under four principal headings. The first section, comprising one hundred forty-eight pages of text, is devoted to a general review of modern virology, including both theoretical aspects of the nature

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