The guiding principle of this atlas, dedicated to Benito Mussolini, is to demonstrate the usefulness of the ophthalmoscope in general diagnosis. It contains 100 large plates with 212 drawings which have been reproduced from original oil paintings by the modern method of offset calcolithography. The pictures are reproduced in the upright image as seen by the ophthalmoscope of Gullstrand. The courses of many of the conditions are presented, so that a comprehensive picture is given. A brief description of the fundus lesion and a brief history, including the results of roentgen examination and examination of the visual fields, which explain the relation to general disease, accompany each drawing.
The subject matter is arranged in the following order: normal eyegrounds, congenital anomalies and diseases of the optic nerve, of the retina and of the choroid. Among the illustrations, those which are outstanding and unusual are those depicting tumor at the head