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My review of this four-volume text is concerned chiefly with its value for internists who might wish to consult it on problems related to the eye. One would have to spend $190 to obtain the 2596 pages of this work, and it contains little current information of particular interest to the internist. Several chapters are quite outdated, despite the title. The chapter on congenital syphilis is virtually all from the 1928 work of Igersheimer. Many fundus conditions are illustrated by poor-quality drawings, where photographs could have been used (Figure 17, of rubella retinitis, in Volume 2 is an example). Quite
Modern Ophthalmology.. Ann Intern Med. ;79:151. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-1-151
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(1):151.
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