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October 1981

Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(10):1872. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930020746033

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Neuro-ophthalmology texts generally fall into two major categories: there are heavy, comprehensive, intimidating ones designed as major reference works, and there are the comfortable, portable surveys designed for the student to read in the bathtub. This book is in a category of its own: it has 300 slick pages and is handsomely laid out, illustrated, and priced.

The book is written by a neurologist, with a 60-page chapter by a radiologist and 13 pages of color fundus photographs contributed by an ophthalmologist. It is aimed at the neurologist who wants a smattering of ophthalmology and at the ophthalmologist who wants to be sure that he has the neurologic parts of his specialty covered. Perhaps it also should be available to medical students. The student of neuro-ophthalmology will find it superficial, and students of neurology or ophthalmology, depending on their interests, might be well advised to buy a neuroophthalmology book in

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