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July 14, 1945


JAMA. 1945;128(11):835. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860280061023

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This work deals with the relationship of the eye to the brain, showing the effect of certain diseases of the brain on the eyes. An attempt is made to obviate the necessity of referring to the many textbooks on neurology so as to glean from here and there, with much time consuming effort, information pertaining to neuro-ophthalmology. The plan is to bring together in brief but comprehensive and coordinated manner those many phases of neurology as far as they concern, directly or indirectly, neuro-ophthalmology. The first twelve chapters are devoted to embryology, anatomy, pathology, physiology and morphology. The remaining seven chapters include a thorough discussion of the various infections, diseases and tumors that affect the brain and eye. The chapter on intracranial and orbital neoplasms is especially comprehensive, although no attempt is made to include a classification of brain tumors.

There are 130 necropsy or operatively confirmed case histories, which

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