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December 1966

The Ocular Fundus in Neurologic Disease: A Diagnostic Manual and Stereo Atlas.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;76(6):905-906. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.03850010907023

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This atlas contains a superb text on the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of fundus lesions as related to neurological diseases. It is brief, apt, and unencumbered by irrelevant case material and tedious detail as is the usual atlas. It could only have been written by someone who has a wide and practical experience in the field and is accustomed to teaching the subject. The material will probably be easily retained by the reader since it is well-organized with the most important facts placed first and properly emphasized. The book is divided into five sections: papilledema, anomalies of the disc confused with papilledema, local and systemic causes of disc swelling, pallor of the optic disc, and combined disorders of the retina and brain. Certain statements are worth repeating and posting in bold letters in prominent places in the neurologic and ophthalmic examining rooms. To give one example, "No judgement of pallor

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