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September 1967

Drug Mechanisms in Glaucoma.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;78(3):418. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980030420036

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The preface of this book states: "The editors felt it would be rewarding to gather experts in these fields of research and share this experience with some of Britain's younger consultants interested in this disease."

The contents of this book indicate that the editors have achieved their purpose; I am certain that this Symposium was of considerable benefit to its participants. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the readers of this book; the flavor of the Symposium, the informal exchange of ideas—which are often the most valuable features of such meetings—cannot be reproduced in the written transaction, such as this book represents.

Nevertheless, this book offers an excellent review of the drugs employed in the treatment of glaucoma. It is oriented primarily to glaucoma research workers; it is only of limited interest for most clinical ophthalmologists.

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