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March 1974

Orbital Tumors

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(3):243. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060251028

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In this volume, Dr. Henderson has organized complex material into a very readable and valuable reference work. He has succeeded in part because of his obvious literary skills, which are not often seen in contemporary medical writing. The frequent use of historical references indicates the care that went into the preparation of the manuscript and adds to the enjoyment of reading the text. The chapter on anatomical features and diagnostic techniques will be of great value to physicians who confront orbital abnormalities infrequently and who wish to have a handbook to guide them through the problems of evaluation.

Several features make this book an important contribution to ophthalmic literature. Dr. Henderson has documented the clinical behavior of many different orbital tumors in an extensive Mayo Clinic series over a 19-year period. In addition, his classification of orbital lesions represents changes and improvements over categorizations used in earlier texts. Much of

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