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January 1949

Ophthalmology of the War Years.

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Edited by Meyer Wiener, M.D. Volume 2 (1944-June 1946). Price $16. Chicago. The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1948.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;49(1):125. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.03760070132016

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As did the first volume, which covered the period 1940 to 1943, this second volume reviews the articles and case reports in the field of ophthalmology for the benefit of those who were on war service at the time the material was published. Thirty-three subjects, from anatomy and embryology to diseases of the uveal tract, are presented by an equal number of associate editors. A chapter dealing with the effects of agents of chemical warfare on the eye, which did not appear in the first volume, is now introduced.

While the book is intended primarily for the ophthalmologist, there are two chapters of great interest for the otolaryngologist: "Orbit, Eyeball and Sinuses," and "Relationship of the Eye to the Ear, Nose and Throat." Here one finds it reported that most cases labeled orbital cellulitis are in reality acute frontal sinusitis or acute ethmoiditis with orbital edema; that in iridocyclitis of

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