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January 1948

Office Treatment of the Eye.

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By Elias Selinger, M.D. Price $7.75. Chicago: The Year Book Publishers, 1947.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;47(1):110. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690030117013

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This book is offered as a manual of ophthalmology and was inspired by the needs of resident physicians and postgraduate students. In the words of the author it describes "ordinary office procedures and routine ophthalmological treatments in detail." Chapters are devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the internal and the external eye, carrying the treatment up to minor surgical procedures and stopping short at the major. There is also a chapter on problems of refraction, and another on the extraocular muscles.

Of particular interest is a separate chaper on chemotherapy which presents in well organized form the local and systemic ophthalmologic uses of the sulfonamide compounds and penicillin. Specific applications of these drugs also appear throughout the text. In addition there is an appendix on iontophoresis, a method of treatment infrequently used and not recommended by many ophthalmologists. This presentation, however, suggests that a new

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