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The author has been interested for the last quarter of a century in ocular physiology, particularly in the field of ocular tension and in the retina and iris. He retired in 1940 from active duty in the Lariboisière Hospital, of Paris, where he had succeeded Victor Morax and Poulard, and was able to devote the next four or five years to collecting his papers and writing this excellent book. There was a distinct need for it, since no similar textbook was available in French except Nicati's, which is both out of print and out of date.
This book is written by and for the practicing ophthalmologist, and physiology is approached with a constant view to the explanation of clinical facts. Reversely, clinical facts are used to support and enlighten physiologic theories. If the book had been written by a "pure" physiologist, and not by a practicing ophthalmologist interested in physiology,
Hartmann E. Physiologie oculaire clinique.. Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(6):852. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010875019