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The new editor of this year's publication has written an introduction describing the purpose of this book during the past 81 years, which is to cull out from more than 50 journals 250 or more articles that the editor considers significant advances in ophthalmology for the purposes of abstracting and commenting. Dr Ernest was kind in his comments on this reviewer's editorship for 22 years, and I am happy to find that the 1982 Year Book of Ophthalmology represents an improvement along the same general format. Introductions to each chapter by an authority in the particular field continue to be of high quality.
It is possible to skim through the book and pick out those articles of special interest by reading the editor's comments. These consist of one-line summaries and comments on the importance of the article, relationship to previous work, and future prospects. Some of the current hot topics
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