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August 3, 1935

The Biochemistry of the Eye

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By Arlington C. Krause, M.A., Ph.D., M.D., Instructor in Ophthalmology, The Johns Hopkins Medical School. The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and University, Monograph No. 2. Cloth. Price, $3.25. Pp. 264, with 17 illustrations. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1934.

JAMA. 1935;105(5):389. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760310063033

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Abstract

Ocular biochemistry has been largely a neglected field until recent years. In this book the author has attempted to review somewhat critically the more important and more trustworthy papers that have appeared, mostly in the last thirty years. The book is essentially a review of the biochemical literature pertaining to the eye and should serve as a convenient reference source to researchers in this field. It can be read profitably only by those who have a ready grasp and appreciation of modern biochemical theory and methods. The author reviews the literature on the chemistry of the external secretions of the eye, conjunctiva, sclera, cornea, uveal tract, retina, aqueous humor, vitreous humor and lens. The literature related to the biochemistry of the eye and published up to and including 1933 is considered. It is probable that much of the quantitative data considered in this work will have to be revised, because

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