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Ever since the last war, when the Medical Research Council in London recognized the practical importance of visual problems as they relate to war, the British have been paying increasing attention to the physiology of the eye. Thirty years ago the Medical Research Council set up a Committee on the Physiology of Vision. Perhaps the most outstanding contribution from this was the work of Lythgoe, who died at the height of his career.
After the establishment of the Institute of Ophthalmology in London, a research department was set up under the direction of Sir Stewart Duke-Elder. Here the work of the Committee on the Physiology of Vision is now being carried on.
This monograph contains papers by some of the outstanding researchers in the physiology of the eye in the world. The chief value of such a monograph is the collection of an outstanding group of papers under one cover,
Physiology of Vision.. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;50(3):399. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920030406031