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March 1974

Electron Microscopic Atlas in Ophthalmology.

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Gainesville, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(3):243. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060251027

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This collection of photomicrographs, contributed by 58 different investigators, is a valuable contribution to the basic literature in ophthalmology. The atlas does suffer from a common problem with such books: a lack of consistency in both the quality of the photomicrographs and in the type of material presented. The various authors tend to illustrate the information they consider most important. For example, although each area has an example of normal tissue, the cornea section emphasizes pathologic findings alone while the retina section equally treats electron microscopic histochemistry, experimental tissue manipulation, and pathologic findings. Since there are not yet other texts of similar coverage, these deficiencies do not affect the scientific value of the book. This book is a major contribution to a somewhat neglected subject and will serve as a valuable reference source.

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