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January 1931


Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(1):218-219. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940070225027

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This is the thirteenth edition of a popular textbook for undergraduate students and for the general practitioner. It has been brought up to date by the inclusion of valuable information on the microscopy of the living eye and in the presentation of such matters as the recently advocated cautery of the eye in detachment of the retina. The author has maintained the original size of the book by omitting controversial subjects, stating facts that are regularly conceded by the better practitioners.

The size of the volume prohibits much detailed discussion of pathology; this subject is considered from the clinical aspect, and the illustrations in color are so profuse that a most excellent general view of each disease is given.

The discussion of the subjects "Symptoms" and "Treatment" is given in such simple language that one readily understands the thoughts of the author.

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