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December 1949

Histology and Histopathology of the Eye and Its Adnexa.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;50(6):842-843. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.00700010857024

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Since a good textbook on ocular pathology has long been needed, a new work on the subject is a matter of considerable interest. Unfortunately, while the book does mark an advance, it leaves something to be desired.

The normal histology and general pathology of the eye are discussed in two short sections. The third section forms the body of the book and covers ocular histopathology. Each chapter is followed by an extensive list of readings from the source material and by a most comprehensive bibliography, which gives evidence of tireless scholarship.

There is much valuable information to be found in the book, but it is not always expressed in a manner easily grasped by the novice. The illustrations are not as numerous as the subject requires and have, in general, a lack of distinctness which impairs their usefulness.

Aside from making use of this book for the readings, the bibliographies

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