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December 2, 1950

Principles of Ophthalmology

JAMA. 1950;144(14):1222. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920140082048

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The title of this book is misleading. It is a series of essays by an original thinker whose conclusions often run counter to what is generally accepted as fact in ophthalmic physiology and pathology. There are chapters on the angle of the anterior chamber, the intraocular pressure and glaucoma, the mechanism of accommodation and several other ophthalmologic subjects. The author's conclusions are drawn largely from comparative anatomy of the eyes of mammals. The book is stimulating but not to be read without a critical attitude.

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