This book is the fruit of twenty-six years of study and work in hospitals, dispensaries and private practice. The chapters dealing with the subject of preparation for the operation, including the preparation of surgeons, assistants, patient, instruments, dressings, etc., and the selection and care of instruments are particularly valuable, especially to younger practitioners of ophthalmology. The consideration of operative procedures is made interesting and instructive by a concise and clear account of the history of such operations. showing how in many instances there has been gradually evolved that measure which, in the judgment of the author, is the best.
The careful description of the technic is commendable, and the liberal and excellent photogravure illustrations add greatly to the practical descriptive matter. Special mention should be made of the chapter on plastic operations on the eyelids and of that on cataract extraction. The author's experience in the treatment of deformities of