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August 1969

System of Ophthalmology, vol 4, The Physiology of the Eye and of Vision.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;82(2):263. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990020265022

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Abstract

Volume 4 of Sir Stewart Duke-Elder's System of Ophthalmology is divided into two distinct sections with separate distinguished co-authors. Section 1, entitled "The Physiology of the Eye," was written in collaboration with John Gloster. Section 2, entitled "The Physiology of Vision," was written in collaboration with Robert A. Weale. Both sections present thorough accurate coverage of their respective subjects in the superb literary style that has always been synonymous with the name of the senior author.

Section 1 deals largely with the molecular biology of aqueous humor, vitreous body, cornea, sclera, lens, retina, and tears. In addition there are chapters on vascular circulation and intraocular pressure. Section 2 covers visual function with respect to photochemistry, electrophysiology, light and dark adaptation, form sense, color vision, and visual perceptions. It should be noted that pupillary function, ocular motility, and ophthalmic optics, having been assigned to other volumes of the System of Ophthalmology

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