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June 1976

Ocular Pathology: A Text and Atlas

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Hartford, Conn

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(6):1054-1055. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910030542025

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For the past 23 years, the only comprehensive textbook on ophthalmic pathology has been the familiar text edited by Michael J. Hogan and Lorenz E. Zimmerman, Ophthalmic Pathology: An Atlas and Textbook (WB Saunders Co). At long last, with the publication of Ocular Pathology: A Text and Atlas, By Yanoff and Fine, a new challenger has appeared. In reviewing this book, a comparison of the two is unavoidable.

The most obvious difference between the two is in the up-to-dateness of the information. The second and most recent edition of the text edited by Hogan and Zimmerman appeared in 1962; it is outdated in many areas. For those who have been patiently waiting for the third edition, no relief is in sight. Reliable sources have indicated that this edition is still in the preparatory stages. Necessarily, this new book by Yanoff and Fine is more up to date. But, since obsolescence

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