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Albert M. Potts, MD
JAMA. 1966;196(1):92-93. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100140146043.
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The long ophthalmological tradition of articulate literacy has not been broken by the publications which have appeared during 1965. There is little evidence either that this virtue has become excessive or developed into verbal hyperplasia whose acute and chronic forms were so ably analyzed by Dr. Quay in the 1965 book issue. The high standard of excellence seems to have been maintained in every area of publication from elementary text to research monograph.

Elementary Textbooks  During 1965 three elementary textbooks, new in one way or another, appeared. Of these, two were new editions of previously published texts and one was completely new. One of the new editions was Duke-Elder's 14th edition of Parson's Diseases of the Eye (Little, Brown, 1965, $16.50), which appeared in Great Britain in 1964 but reached our shores this year. The strength of this text lies in its solid, conservative presentation of the subject with good


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