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October 1983

OncoLOGIC: Tumors of the Eye and Ocular Adnexae

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(10):1626. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020628029

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This book, the 16th volume of OncoLOGIC: Multidisciplinary Decisions in Oncology, was written by a radiologist and ophthalmologist as a study guide to enable the reader to examine his decision-making ability in the management of ocular and adnexal tumors. By sending in his answers for grading, he can be awarded 15 hours of category 1 continuing medical education credit.

Many of the tables in this volume, reproduced from the literature, concern the clinical characteristics and prognosis following various types of treatment. The text is typewritten and reproduced on poor paper, making the illustrations poor in quality and somewhat inadequate in labeling and legends. The ultimate in useless illustrations is Fig 122, a line drawing showing a doctor talking to a patient. Flow sheets on management are not helpful. One might quarrel with some of the recommendations that are heavily weighted toward irradiation, eg, radiation therapy for metastatic cancer to

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