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September 6, 1930

Reports of the Committee upon the Physiology of Vision. II. Dark Adaptation. (A Review of the Literature.)

JAMA. 1930;95(10):750. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720100048034

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In this review the subject has been thoroughly covered from the scientific literature of several languages and advantageously arranged in such fashion as to be invaluable to any worker in this field of ophthalmology or physiology. There is a complete bibliography containing more than 800 references. The report deals with the subject in the following way, being divided into sections on: the perception of achromatic light stimuli and the general course of dark adaptation; the perception of chromatic light stimuli; the regional variations in the sensitivity of the dark-adapted retina; dark adaptation of the fovea; visual acuity and dark adaptation; the difference threshold in relation to dark adaptation; factors causing individual variations in the course of dark adaptation; scotopic vision in relation to the stimulus; dark adaptation in pathologic conditions; dark adaptation in animals; structural changes accompanying dark adaptation; the chemical constitutions of the retina, and the chemistry of the

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