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The latest edition of this miniature encyclopedia of medical knowledge has been authored by more than 140 physicians in the United States and Canada. Their names are not given. The section on ophthalmic disorders comprises 43 pages. Its author has dealt successfully with the problem of including subjects of practical importance while excluding irrelevant or controversial material. In so doing, he has fulfilled the spirit and purpose of the book in meeting the needs of the primary physician, the nonspecialist, or the specialist who wishes basic information in special fields other than his own.
Judging from the good quality of the eye section, one may safely rely on the authoritative nature and practical usefulness of the remainder of this substantial volume.
Allen HF. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;90(5):423. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000050425022
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