May 4, 1963

Petrus Camper, optical dissertation on vision, 1746. Facsimile of the original Latin text.

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With complete translation and introduction by G. ten Doesschate. Dutch Classics on History of Science, vol 3, published under supervision of Netherlands Society for History of Medicine, Mathematics and Exact Sciences. 29; 26; 31 p. $12.25; $10 to series subscribers. B. De Graaf, Fuutstraat 4, Nieuwkoop, Netherlands, 1962

JAMA. 1963;184(5):432. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700180158028

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Part of a series of Dutch classics on the history of science, this volume presents, in facsimile, the inaugural dissertation of a many-sided Dutch physician of the 18th century who today is almost forgotten. The text, which has a good English translation, concerns the structure and function of the eye. There is an interesting introductory essay by the translator.

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