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November 1975

The Anatomy of the Ocular Adnexa (Guide to Orbital Dissection)

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New Bedford, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(11):1226. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020920016

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This must be the first orbital dissection guide brought forth by a major publisher in years, and the author and publisher are to be congratulated for attempting to fill the need for an inexpensive, brief, and clinically oriented text that is available to everyone.

A few of the weak points of this first edition, however, should be pointed out. There is a disparity between text and illustrations, suggesting a lack of coordination between author and artist. The drawings are variable in quality; attempts at shading reduce clarity (eg, Fig 3, medial wall of orbit), while simple line drawings are fine (eg, Fig 24, dissection of the skin of face). There are several errors in labeling drawings, including errors of omission. Prolonged description of clinically less important details, along with failure to "latch on" to each and every application of anatomy to clinical practice, detract from the book's utility.

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