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The Glaucomas

JAMA. 1958;166(8):985. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990080131028.
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Because the first edition which appeared in 1951 was so well received by ophthalmologists, the author has brought his book up to date. The chapter on the aqueous humor has been completely rewritten with the aid of Dr. Everett Kinsey. The present status of tonography, gonioscopy, and the medical and surgical management of the condition are fully covered. Changing views as to the pathogenesis of the various forms of glaucoma, the development of new techniques in examination, the introduction of acetazolamide, and the popularization of peripheral iridectomy in narrow angle glaucoma are sufficient in themselves to justify this new edition, but the author has gone much farther in making this a completely revised and modernized text. Well printed, adequately illustrated, and containing hundreds of references, this book should be of value to all who deal with this important phase of medicine. It is estimated that at least 800,000 persons in


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