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March 12, 1955


JAMA. 1955;157(11):976. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950280100051

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This book exemplifies the fact that the ophthalmologist is rapidly acquiring more and more intimate knowledge of the anatomic and functional relationship of the eye to the central nervous system and the brain. Within this book, the dysfunctions and syndromes produced by intracranial diseases, tumors, vascular accidents, and congenital defects are crystallized. One of the highlights of the book is the chapter on the oculogyric system. It is interesting and informative. It broadens the concept of the ophthalmologist in his evaluation of strabismus and projects him beyond the "structural, mechanic, and anatomic affections of ocular motility" and introduces him to the added peripheral and infranuclear neurological causes with involvement of the nuclei in the brain stem, the nerve, or the neuromuscular synopses. The syndromes, which include eye symptoms, are profusely illustrated by the appearance of the patient, the anatomic location of the lesion, the structure involved, and the general and

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