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June 1975

Year Book of Ophthalmology—1974

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(6):470. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020484019

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There is the same pleasurable sense of anticipation whenever I pick up the Year Book of Ophthalmology and the New York Times Week in Review for there is a great deal of similarity between these two seemingly disparate publications. The concerned and conscientious physician or citizen should be aware of current developments, but often neither can find the time each day to read adequately the medical journal or newspaper. Both the Year Book and Week in Review give their readers a second chance to be brought up to date. Both select the important events of a preceding time period, review the salient points, and discuss their significance. Inherent in both of these reviews is a lag period between its publication and the events it is reviewing. However, this is really a blessing in disguise, in that the passage of time has allowed the editors to put events into perspective, to

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