Because of the rapid expansion of scientific information in many medical specialties, primary-care physicians, as well as medical students, have found it difficult to glean a basic understanding of many disease processes from the increasingly complex subspecialty literature. Recently, numerous atlases and textbooks have been published to aid the busy medical student or clinician in attaining this basic knowledge. Any specialist who wishes to enlighten others about his specialty, however, faces the difficult assignment of determining which facts at his disposal are of interest and value to his primary-care colleagues and which will only burden or bore them. In this text, Dr. Huismans attempts, with some success, to provide a pictorial atlas of ocular fundus findings for practitioners in general medicine, internal medicine, and neurology, as well as for medical students.
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