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April 3, 1954

Physiology of the Eye

JAMA. 1954;154(14):1234. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940480086033

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The author is to be commended for producing a comprehensive book that offers recent findings on the physiology of the eye gleaned from laboratory experiments and correlating these facts, wherever possible, with their clinical application. There is much in the book that is of only theoretical interest to the physiologist or to the research student; the student of ophthalmology and the clinical ophthalmologist would profit, however, by reading the book in its entirety. A factor that is particularly desirable is the excellent bibliography at the end of each chapter.

The pathological physiology of strabismus is lucidly explained. The diagrammatic drawings simplify for the student a complex subject in ophthalmology. The section very graphically demonstrates the reasons for treatment and methods of treatment of conditions resulting in paralysis of the vertically acting muscles, which are the most difficult to treat. The explanations of the pharmacodynamics of the sphincter and dilator muscles

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