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Fick represents the ambitious Zurich school, a middle ground between the
0-erman and French schools. This book takes an entirely unoccupied place in
brerman literature. It is compact, thorough, and exhaustive, has no padding in
the way of statistics or unnecessary pathology. Its physics is clearer and more
orderly than in the majority of books, while its arrangement is far superior and
more logical. The treatment is modern, simply and plainly given. Disputed
and special operations do not occupy an unequal amount of space. The translator
will also assume the role of editor, and adapt the text, when necessary, to
American and English methods, and has added sections on skiascopy, etc. Dr.
*?< i contrikuted some special notes for this edition.
" The volume before us has been written by the author, because he is of opinion
that the best text-books of ophthalmology are too exhaustive, and he has en-
deavoured to supply the student with a compact treatise, in which pathological
statements and hypotheses, as well as authorities, should be referred to, only so
far as they may be necessary to illustrate, diseased conditions, and which might
prove supplementary and complementary to the clinical study of diseases. The
translation, we may say at once, is creditable to Dr. Hale of Chicago. It reads
easily, and is, as a rule, satisfactory. . . .
" The treatise is divided into two parts, the first dealing with the methods of ex-
amination, including the means of determining the acuteness of vision and errors
of refraetion,_the sense of light and of colour, the field of vision, and the tests for
binocular vision and for strabismus, and giving also an account of the objective
methods of examination, such as keratoscopy, oblique illumination, and the use of
the ophthalmoscope. The second part is devoted to the diseases of the eye,
which are considered in the usual topographical order, each being preceded by a
short account of the histology of the part. The observations made by the author
are, as a rule, those of an unprejudiced mind, and although they might, in some
instances, have been extended with advantage, yet they are sufficiently intellig-
ible. . . .
'' THE BOOK IS A VALUABLE ONE, AND REPRESENTS TRUTHFULLY AND WELL THE
PRESENT STATE OF OPHTHALMIC SCIENCE AND PRACTICE."—Lancet.
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