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Excerpt from Ophthalmological Anatomy: With Some Illustrative CasesBy those of our profession who are engaged in general surgery an accurate knowledge of anatomy as taught in the dissecting room can rarely be retained, and by some would be regardedMoreExcerpt from Ophthalmological Anatomy: With Some Illustrative CasesBy those of our profession who are engaged in general surgery an accurate knowledge of anatomy as taught in the dissecting room can rarely be retained, and by some would be regarded as prejudicial to their art. The ophthalmic surgeon, in his more limited field, can plead no such extenuating circumstances. If then it be true, as the author fears it is, that ophthalmic science is to some extent hindered by the want of a clear anatomical picture in the minds of those who devote themselves to it, the fact is the more to be regretted- the existence of a remediable defect in this direction should not be regarded with equanimity by ophthalmologists, than whom, it is conceded, none engaged in our profession are more accurate and scientific in their observations or their methods.In the above frame of mind the author, recently engaged in anatomical teaching, has ventured to write this small volume. It is hoped that the text is sufficiently lucid to recall and impress upon the mind facts with which it must at one time have been stored. A few diagrams have been included, but if the reader has the opportunity of referring to prepared anatomical and osteological specimens he will find them of much assistance.The smaller works on ophthalmology are deficient, and in some cases not always accurate, in the anatomy which they teach- in some of the larger volumes most of the information may be given, but the reader cuts much time to waste in collecting it.The author hopes that these few chapters may be a useful supplement to students text-books and prove a practical help to the clinical ophthalmologist. Much that might have been written under the title of Ophthalmological Anatomy has not been included: the surgeon would not thank the author for a chapter on such a subject as the structure of the eyeball- the student will find the omissions suitably supplied as he reads his text-book.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.