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August 1969

May and Worth's Manual cf Diseases of the Eye

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;82(2):263. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990020265023

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This book is the latest British edition of the well-known May's text. In its nearly 800 pages it gives a rather complete survey of modern ophthalmology. With the steadily decreasing number of hours being devoted to ophthalmology in the undergraduate curriculum in the United States, this book is perhaps too long for general medical student use. Rather, it would seem best suited to the student with a special interest in ophthalmology and to the general physician as a reference book. A minor drawback in this country is the use of British terminology and the reference to British instruments and trade names for drugs. Subjects are arranged anatomically, with a discussion of anatomy, pathology, etiology, clinical picture, and treatment of each disease entity. Treatment is the easiest with which to disagree. Thus, locally administered penicillin is advised for most external conditions, without emphasizing the high incidence of sensitivity reactions, and intraocular

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