Dr Duane has undertaken the mammoth task of producing a complete and up-to-date compendium of clinical ophthalmology. The contributions of 156 authors are contained in five volumes and an index bound into an 8½-×-11-inch loose-leaf format. Revision pages will be published yearly at an additional charge after the first revision.
The target audience is the practicing physician, ie, the resident in training, board candidate, or busy practitioner; the goal is to enable the practitioner to establish a diagnosis from among the likely possibilities and to institute appropriate therapy.
These five volumes go a long way toward filling a serious gap in ophthalmic literature in providing within a single source practical and sufficient ophthalmic knowledge to carry the resident through his studies or provide the practitioner with an adequate reference for review. In general, Clinical Ophthalmology is well written and well illustrated, but predictably the 156 authors meet these goals with