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Practical Ophthalmology—a Manual for Beginning Residents
  1. J A SCOTT

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    Practical Ophthalmology—a Manual for Beginning Residents. By Fred M Wilson II. Pp 415. £27 (Members of BMA and AAO £25.) San Francisco: American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1996. ISBN 15 605 50341.

    This book is aimed at the trainee ophthalmologist starting his first post in ophthalmology who has a steep learning curve with much new information and new skills to acquire. The intention is that the reader should learn good clinical practice from the start. The reader may wish to use the book as reading before clinical contact, but also as a reference manual to allow the correct performance of simple tasks.

    The introduction expounds not only the virtues of ophthalmology itself, but also the virtues expected of the trainee during his apprenticeship and later in his career, and the responsibilities, stresses, and ethics incumbent upon this. The duty of the trainee for continuing education is also underlined.

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