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September 1979

Foundations of Ophthalmic Pathology

Author Affiliations

Iowa City
Bethesda, Md

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(9):1770-1771. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020298032

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It is a pleasure to recommend this thoughtfully conceived book that provides a compilation of several important works in ophthalmic pathology. These works form a foundation for much of our present knowledge of clinical ophthalmology and ocular pathology. Dr Albert's interest in ophthalmic history has been ably demonstrated in his previous works at the University of Pennsylvania and by his reissuance of Eduard von Jaeger's classic textbook of ocular fundus drawings. The present book is welcome from a historical standpoint, and is also medically instructive. Numerous classic articles in ocular pathology, all of which were originally published in the English language, are reproduced. As the editors noted, "the recognition of 'classic' papers from among many outstanding contributions is sometimes difficult." Because of space limitations, they were forced to select only a few dozen papers from several hundred deserving articles; for this reason many outstanding articles were necessarily omitted and one

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