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Volume IX, Diseases of the Uveal Tract, by Duke-Elder and Perkins is the most recent addition in the System of Ophthalmology edited by Duke-Elder. In keeping with the standards expected of these authors, the volume is a fine synthesis of current knowledge of diseases affecting the uvea.
The book is divided into seven chapters, including: circulatory disturbances, uveal manifestations of systemic illnesses, atrophic and degenerative changes, cysts and tumors, and ciliochoroidal detachments. Each of these problems is treated in depth. The chapter dealing with inflammatory diseases is the most extensive and very well done. A certain amount of desirable duplication results from the authors' attempts to discuss the general aspects of uveitis apart from the specific etiologic agents. Such a division has merit in that it allows diverse material to be compartmentalized and accessible.
The numerous illustrations, many in color, are a delight. All are well chosen, of fine quality,
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