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One Hundred Important 20th-Century Ophthalmic Books

One Hundred Important 20th-Century Ophthalmic Books SPECIAL ARTICLE One Hundred Important 20th-Century Ophthalmic Books H. Stanley Thompson, MD; Donald L. Blanchard, MD e set ourselves to this project because it promised to be interesting and en- joyable. It has, in addition, turned out to be intensely instructive for us, and we sense that the job will remain permanently unfinished because we have, W finally, had to make some coin-toss decisions about rounding out the collection to exactly 100 titles. We have been aware from the beginning The result is that our definition of the 20th that the mere act of providing such a list century is a little fuzzy at both ends. is to ask for dissent and disparagement. To Another problem with our list is that start with, what does “important” mean? many of the most significant contribu- Does it just mean popular? Is Duke- tions to ophthalmic knowledge were first Elder on the list just because a lot of cop- offered in professional journals, and the ies of his book were sold? It is our hope author never got around to writing a book to call a book important when there seems on the subject. Ours is unabashedly a list to be some http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Ophthalmology American Medical Association

One Hundred Important 20th-Century Ophthalmic Books

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6165
eISSN
2168-6173
DOI
10.1001/archopht.119.5.761
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Abstract

SPECIAL ARTICLE One Hundred Important 20th-Century Ophthalmic Books H. Stanley Thompson, MD; Donald L. Blanchard, MD e set ourselves to this project because it promised to be interesting and en- joyable. It has, in addition, turned out to be intensely instructive for us, and we sense that the job will remain permanently unfinished because we have, W finally, had to make some coin-toss decisions about rounding out the collection to exactly 100 titles. We have been aware from the beginning The result is that our definition of the 20th that the mere act of providing such a list century is a little fuzzy at both ends. is to ask for dissent and disparagement. To Another problem with our list is that start with, what does “important” mean? many of the most significant contribu- Does it just mean popular? Is Duke- tions to ophthalmic knowledge were first Elder on the list just because a lot of cop- offered in professional journals, and the ies of his book were sold? It is our hope author never got around to writing a book to call a book important when there seems on the subject. Ours is unabashedly a list to be some

Journal

JAMA OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 2001

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