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April 1930

Dark Adaptation. A Review of the Literature.

Arch NeurPsych. 1930;23(4):842-843. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220100226020

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Abstract

The British Medical Research Council, in publishing the reports of the committee on the physiology of vision, has just issued Special Report Series 127. It is a most uncommon work from that standpoint only for which it is presented, i.e., a review of the literature. The author has considered the subject from every possible angle and, as a result, has presented a complete reference book of inestimable value.

The book is subdivided into sixteen sections, each covering some general subheading of the subject. Within each section she explains the problem peculiar to it. She immediately follows this with the names and dates of the various investigators and observers who have written relative to that topic and then describes in adequate abstract their work and conclusions. Instead of the chaos which might arise in such a compilation, a surprisingly coherent and readable text has been developed. Quoting the preface, in part,

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