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June 9, 1923

The Anatomy of the Human Eye and Orbit.

JAMA. 1923;80(23):1719. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640500061037

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There is a well-defined place in American ophthalmologic literature for a work of this character, but, unfortunately, this book does not fill the cavity completely. In fifteen chapters, the anatomy of the eye, the orbit, and the accessory ocular apparatus is simply and concisely described. The physiology of the parts under description is too often discussed in detail, and with a positiveness that does not bear scrutiny. For example, ciliary glands are described as a positive structure "whose function it is to secrete part, at least, of the aqueous humor." Again, on page 58, it is stated that "the aqueous is a secretion of the glands of the ciliary processes and the ciliary body." In view of the investigations by Hagen, Hamburger and others, such a statement cannot pass unchallenged. Similar misstatements appear at only too frequent intervals; but, as a rule, they have to deal with the physiology and

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