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February 1950

Die Reaktion der Pupille auf Mydriatica nach Unterbrechung der sympathischen Pupillenbahn.

Arch NeurPsych. 1950;63(2):355-356. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1950.02310200163019

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This work demonstrates in a drastic and frightening way how far specialization in medicine has gone. A monograph of 160 pages, including 16 pages of references, is devoted exclusively to the subject of "Reaction of the Pupil to Mydriatics After Interruption of the Sympathetic Pupillary Tract"!! The presentation is compact, it is true, but it still reminds one of the words of Martial (40-102 A. D.), "What is the use of brevity if it constitutes a book?" The work is a thorough clinical, and particularly literary, study. It is based on 22 clinical observations and on 2 animal experiments. The problem is tackled from every angle—anatomic, pathologic, physiologic and pharmacologic. The author exhausts his subject—but not the reader, since the presentation is vivid, the work is well planned and the plan well executed and strictly adhered to throughout.

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