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February 3, 1951

The Development of the Human Eye

JAMA. 1951;145(5):359. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920230083029

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The publication in 1928 of the first edition of this fundamental work on the development of the human eye established the author as the leading authority on ocular embryology, a reputation she has since continued to enjoy. Unfortunately, the book has been unobtainable for a number of years. The appearance of this edition is therefore to be welcomed as filling a much needed place in the ophthalmological literature. Since knowledge of embryology has changed but little since the appearance of the first edition, only minor additions and changes have been introduced in the present edition, but the author has made an excellent attempt to bring all information on the subject up to date.

While textbooks on anatomy or embryology, being based on detailed factual material, cannot make light or easy reading, Miss Mann does well in expressing herself clearly and intelligibly. There are adequate illustrations. To the clinical ophthalmologist, the

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