By Alfred Kestenbaum. 292 pp. $12.50. Grune & Stratton, 381 Park Ave S, New York 16, 1963
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The late Dr. Kestenbaum was known primarily for his interest in neuro-ophthalmology and his textbook on clinical methods of neuro-ophthalmological examinations has been a standard in the field for the past 15 years. It is now apparent that he was just as deeply involved in the anatomy of the end organ as he was in the central connections of the eye.
This is a most unusual book. It is not a detailed study of ocular structures like Duke-Elder or Whitnall or Wolff but it is certainly more than a mere outline of eye anatomy. Perhaps it is best described as an architectonic approach to the subject, that is, an attempt to systematize the known facts and give them a physiological interpretation. To this end there is much more emphasis on structural and physiological optics than is found in the usual eye anatomy text. (This must have delighted Dr. Arthur Linksz
Shoch D. Applied Anatomy of the Eye.. JAMA. 1963;186(7):737. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710070139034