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July 1965

Ophthalmic Mechanics and Dispensing.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(1):139-140. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040141028

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This is a book which ophthalmologists will hardly consider to add to their library. Its title suggests that it mainly deals with lens mechanics and dispensing, and especially the latter is an art which not too many of us are now practicing. Still, it is a very worthwhile volume, and at least our residents' libraries should by all means contain a copy. I learned very much perusing it. The authors present a lot of information which one cannot otherwise expect to find between two covers—information which is often useful and most of the time interesting. It is not a necessity that an ophthalmologist know about the manufacture of glass and its flaws, or about the different types of ophthalmic glass, but it is nice to know about such matters.

Much of the information does not deal strictly with mechanics or dispensing. The nature of light, refraction, reflection, optical formulae,

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