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September 1972

Vision Index

Author Affiliations

Albany, NY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(3):351-352. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030353034

Although printed here as a book review, the Vision Index1 is a library reference tool that is published four times a year by the Visual Science Information Center. Over the past year, it has been punctual in its publication. Basically, it is an Index Medicus devoted to citations related to vision and eye disease. It contains citations to journal articles, books, theses, and technical reports. It is published by a school of optometry (University of California at Berkeley) and therefore the index appears to be more than slightly concerned with optometry. For example, in volume 1, No. 1 of the index, there are about 60 references under the term "Optometry," while the term ophthalmology is not indexed. Similarly under "Drugs" four of the six publications cited are optometric articles. However, upon looking into this suspected bias, I find little to support it as being detrimental. The index is complete

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