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June 1967


Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;77(6):843. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980020845025

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Whether the material presented in this volume deserves publication in expensive book form is debatable. Most of the material has appeared elsewhere in textbooks and journals. There is no unifying theme but rather a medley of partly related subjects. The editor's contention in the preface that the primary emphasis of the volume is on pediatric neuro-ophthalmology (another subspecialty?) is not realized. The articles vary greatly in form and in quality. Some of them appear to be transcribed lectures and lack the precision and editing necessary for written text. The articles by Drs. Cogan, Ray, Schafey, David, and Dodge are of text-book quality and contain interesting and original teaching material. It is questionable whether the 80 pages devoted to neuroradiology are of significant value to the ophthalmologist who is not trained in this technical specialty, since the knowledge provided in no way lessens his dependency on the neuroradiologist for help in

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