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November 1965

Management of the Patient with Subnormal Vision.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(5):699. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040701023

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Among the crop of books on ophthalmology published this year, there are three or four which deserve to be best-sellers. This is one of them. I took it to hand with little enthusiasm. "What a chore it will be," I thought, "to read a book which cannot tell me anything new." I was mistaken. It was a pleasure to read a book, however familiar its material to me, by a man who loves the subject and loves his patients. This is a fine and very humane book, written with the warmth of genuine interest and with the wisdom of experience. There is a lot in it which is new to me.

The book is also very well written, in clear, straightforward, and readily quotable sentences. The chapter on "Ophthalmic Equipment" starts thus: "No special equipment is required to examine 80 per cent of patients with subnormal vision." In the chapter

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