This book offers an important contribution to the medical literature because of its systematic exposition of the relation between various general diseases and ocular pathology. It is a valuable reference book for the internist and specialist in other fields, because it clarifies this relation and provides insight into the ophthalmological aspects. To the ophthalmologist it presents a broad view and emphasizes a relation that is all too easy to minimize in such a highly specialized field.
No new chapters have been added to the present edition, but an attempt has been made to bring all material up-to-date. The first five chapters, dealing with basic anatomical and clinical aspects of ophthalmology, will be of interest chiefly to those without previous ophthalmological training. The chapters on congenital and hereditary eye manifestations and on infections and infectious diseases contain much important information for all readers. In the final chapters there is a systematic