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Manson Publishing Ltd
31 July 2007
The number of the millions of blind in the world continues to grow, causing needless social and economic deprivation. Most of these blind can be cured, and much of the remainder prevented if all people had access to the simple and effective interventions that already exist. In this newly revised fourth edition of 'Eye Care in Developing Nations', the author describes in practical detail, what these interventions consist of and how they can be readily implemented. This is the handyman's guide to delivering eye services to low-resource populations, whether they are pockets of poverty in otherwise affluent countries or broadly deprived populations living in the developing world.

Demand for the first three editions from around the world has proved this book's value. In this expanded and updated edition all chapters have been revised to reflect developments in public health and in medical and surgical treatments and techniques. The book's value is further enhanced in the fourth edition by the greater emphasis given to clinical ophthalmology and the provision for the first time of colour photos and diagrams throughout.
By:   Larry Schwab (International Eye Foundation USA)
Imprint:   Manson Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   4th New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   612g
ISBN:   9781840760842
ISBN 10:   1840760842
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   31 July 2007
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Replaced By:   9781032051741
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction to Public Health Ophthalmology Public Health, Preventative Care, Eye Care Delivery, Evaluation and Sustainability Eye Care in Developing Nations Cataract Trachoma Blinding Malnutrition Glaucoma Ocular Trauma Onchocerciasis Leprosy External Disease Other Blinding Disorders Appropriate Technology Refractive Errors Low Vision Ophthalmology Backgrounder Anatomy and Physiology The Eye Examination

International Eye Foundation, USA

Reviews for Eye Care in Developing Nations

[A] remarkable accomplishment...Worthwhile for these illustrations alone, the snapshots from the now distant past preserved forgotten Harlem tableaus...And when you factor in the ingenious fashion in which Sara Blair matches these pictures with the works of African-American literary giants, Harlem Crossroads adds up to a masterpiece making a noteworthy cultural contribution. -- Kam Williams African American Literature Book Club This rich, insightful study chronicles the import of photography in African American letters from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights era. Through meticulous documentation, Blair argues that the photographic record of the African American experience informed the literary and creative genius of Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Chester Himes, John Oliver Killens, and Toni Morrison, among others...Ample photographs accompany the felicitous narrative, making this a useful resource not only for literature but also for anthropology, sociology, history, and photography. -- A.J. Guillaume, Jr. Choice Blair's text stands at the forefront of scholarship that resists academic compartmentalization and attends to the actual social practices of artists and writers... As a work that draws together literary and photographic criticism, it offers clearheaded readings of particular textual passages and engages with a larger narrative about the development of the documentary photographic tradition... Thanks to Blair, photographic Harlem becomes the imaginative crossroads for issues of literary and visual representation, of cross-cultural collaboration, and of creative response to white 'othering' of minority communities. -- Katharine Capshaw Smith The Journal of American History Sara Blair's book is ... a mighty contribution to photographic and literary studies, and one can only despair in the increasingly difficult task of including images whose flagrant absence in certain chapters can only be due to excessive copyright and publishing cost. The disappointment of the missing illustrations is largely compensated by the satisfaction of the ones that did make it into the volume. -- Anne Cremieux Transatlantica We can thank Blair for sketching out a broad future research agenda for historians that will be enhanced by her own lucid analysis of the complicated role played by images in conjunction with literary texts in struggles for black self-representation and Jewish antiracism in mid-twentieth-century New York. -- Tamar Carroll H-Net Reviews Harlem Crossroads is an admirably well-organized, thoughtful, and readable book... There is no doubt that it makes a compelling case for the crucial role played by photography and Harlem in the 'self-imagination, cultural politics, and literary work' of African-American writers of the twentieth century. -- Clifford Endres Journal of American Studies of Turkey

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