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November 1943

Vision: A Study of Its Basis.

Arch NeurPsych. 1943;50(5):632. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1943.02290230144021

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This modestly sized, but excellent volume combines the features of a general handbook with those of a specialized monograph. It offers at once a general survey of the basic subject matter and a specialized treatment of certain topics in the neurophysiology of vision in which the author has been particularly interested. Prof. E. C. Boring, who writes a brief preface, points out that historically important books in the field of vision have usually been of this sort, and the reader does get the feeling that Dr. Bartley has done considerably more than merely summarize current available knowledge in the field.

The book, while less than 350 octavo pages, contains a veritable mine of information, and it is this fact which gives it the character of a handbook. Most of the topics are of necessity treated briefly, but the descriptions of the phenomena discussed are always clear, to the point and

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