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May 1979

Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(5):988. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010518037

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The fact that a fourth edition of this book has appeared proves its popularity. It has certainly become the basic textbook of ophthalmology for students, interns, and young residents.

The basic concept has not changed but every chapter has been brought up to date. It is actually remarkable how well the recent literature has been incorporated into the book. The bibliography covers all of 1977 and the early part of 1978. The illustrations are superb and the list of references after each chapter should prove most useful for anybody who would like to study a certain aspect of ophthalmology in depth.

This book should continue to be the reference text for ophthalmology. It should be recommended reading in every medical school and in every eye residency program.

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