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May 1955

Human Physiology.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;53(5):764. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930010772029

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Abstract

A. M. A. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

The second edition of this valuable text on physiology contains an excellent section on the physiology of the eye. Three chapters, totaling 47 pages, are devoted to a concise and up-to-date report of the functions of the eye as an optical instrument and a sense organ. The section on visual pigments and their breakdown by light and resynthesis is especially well done, incorporating quite recent work of Wald on the chemical cycle of rhodopsin. The formation of aqueous humor and the maintenance of the intraocular pressure should be revised in a future edition.

This is an excellent text to use as an introduction to the physiology of the eye or as a review for examination purposes.

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