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May 20, 1933

Clinical Physiology of the Eye.

JAMA. 1933;100(20):1632. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740200066034

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The need of a book, especially in English, on the physiology of the eye has been apparent for many years, as none of the textbooks on ophthalmology, with the exception of the recent volume by Duke-Elder, have paid attention to this subject. The author is a physiologist as well as a practitioner of ophthalmology. In the introduction it is stated that there has been no attempt to make an exhaustive treatise, but that by giving, in as simple terms as possible, the fundamental facts and generally accepted theories of how the eye functions, an outline for study and a guide to the literature are furnished. It is natural that the author gives more attention to those subjects concerning which he has made personal contributions, but it may be said that items of greatest importance are stressed and these subjects are treated in a way that even one without technical scientific

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