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September 1962

Toxicology of the Eye.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;68(3):437. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960030441020

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This modestly priced book provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the increasingly important subject of ocular toxicology. The author is an experienced teacher and investigator who is highly qualified to prepare this text because he has made important contributions in the fields of ocular pharmacology and toxicology.

The major portion of the book is concerned with concise discussions of the various toxic substances. In these discussions, the author includes some mechanisms of action and properly differentiates fact from theory and clinical impression. Although most of the agents are listed in alphabetical order, there are some groupings of agents under such headings as miotics. These groupings facilitate use of the book as a reference and also help the reader to compare the toxicity of one agent with that of similar agents. The groupings appear in cross references in the index, along with the substances, symptoms, signs, and sources. There is also a

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