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November 17, 1945

Refraction of the Eye

JAMA. 1945;129(12):838. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860460062032

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Abstract

This edition has been thoroughly revised and brought completely up to date in all scientific and technical aspects of the subject. The author employs the theory of ophthalmic optics in such a way that clinical aspects merge logically and in orderly sequence from their bases of scientific facts. In those portions of the text which deal with the theory of optics the' method of detailed experiment, example and frequent repetition has been carried out. The reader is invited to make diagrams illustrating the theories involved, by following the contents of the text. This is a material aid in learning such a difficult subject as physiologic optics, a subject which, at its best, presents a stumbling block both to beginners and to those advanced in ophthalmology. The first five chapters are devoted to an elucidation of refraction and reflection at plane and spherical surfaces. Five paragraphs are devoted to lenses. Eight

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