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June 1976

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(6):1055. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910030543027

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This most recent addition to an increasing number of books written about pediatric ophthalmology is the most ambitious and comprehensive one so far. In large part, it represents the work of Philadelphians and the clinical material of the Wills Eye Hospital and St Christopher's Hospital for Children. Important contributions, however, are made from other centers, and the worthwhile parts of the book rise well above a regional or parochial outlook.

In general, the book is successful and should be widely read. In particular, there is a great deal of variability in the contributions of the 46 authors. Some portions are sketchy and barely informative. If you are disinclined to pour over tables and lists, sections such as the 11-page tabulation of oculogenitourinary manifestations of diseases will be of little interest. At the other end of the spectrum are the more than 100 pages of pediatric neuroophthalmology, which is a succinct,

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