In the introduction to this large volume the authors give as the prime reason for this textbook in German by Swiss ophthalmologists the fact that because of the second World War, such an up-to-date text could not be published by German authorities. Many of these same Swiss ophthalmologists have published much in the literature. Brückner, Amsler and Vogt, now deceased, have written textbooks. Vogt's work with the slitlamp while head of the department at the University of Zurich is basic and world renowned.
The textbook follows the usual pattern with chapters on methods of examination, diseases of the various ocular tissues, anamolies, injuries, etc.
Many of the illustrations are of outmoded instruments; others are foreign to English-speaking ophthalmologists. The illustrations of anatomy and optic pathways are unusually fine. The index is good but there is no reference index. The authors should be given an E for effort in publishing this