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December 1925

The Peculiarities of Diseases of the Eye in Childhood.

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By Prof. L. Heine, Kiel, Abhandlungen aus der Kinderheilkunde und ihren Grenzgebieten, Beihefte zum Jahrbuch fuer Kinderheilkunde. Heft 6. Herausgegeben von A. Czerny. Pp. 52, with 9 illustrations. Berlin, S. Karger, 1925.

Am J Dis Child. 1925;30(6):903. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1925.01920180163015

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The treatise opens with a clear and succinct presentation of eye embryology and anomalies of development, then takes up the diseases of the different anatomic divisions in much the usual order—lids, conjunctiva, cornea, iris, etc. The last twenty pages include a discussion of the special refraction, accommodation, binocular vision, muscle and pupil disturbances peculiar to childhood, and special chapters on scrofula, tuberculosis, syphilis (especially hereditary syphilis), injuries as they affect the eye of the child, and lastly a number of pages on eye conditions met by the school physician and teacher, including poor vision, "batting" of the eyes, oblique position of the head, tearing of the eyes, spots before the eyes, poor body position and headache.

The presentation is made from a practical, sane and healthy point of view; it avoids most controversal matters, is sufficiently detailed, yet never too much so, and above all the pages are full of

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