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April 1957

The Visual Fields.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;57(4):635. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00930050647019

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Several textbooks have appeared within the last few years to replace the gap left by Traquair's death, whose book for many years served students and trained ophthalmologists as an authoritative source on visual fields. None, however, have quite measured up, in either quality or ground covered, to Traquair's text, in the opinion of this reviewer, until the appearance of this book. It even far outdoes Traquair's in many respects, particularly the illustrations, which are truly magnificent and won the author the first prize in the scientific exhibit of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology for 1956.

In general the material follows Traquair's plan, Part I consisting of the examination of the visual field and dealing with techniques and anatomy of the visual pathways and Part II containing the interpretation of defects in the visual fields on the basis of an anatomical arrangement. Some objection might be raised to the

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