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October 6, 1956

Biochemistry of the Eye

JAMA. 1956;162(6):616. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970230088031

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The purpose of the book is to encourage the use of the tissues of the eye in experimental biochemistry, so that the knowledge of the normal and abnormal eye may be enhanced. The volume is divided into 10 chapters, the first 4 of which are concerned with the lens, the tissue that has been more thoroughly investigated than any other tissue of the eye. Three of these four chapters discuss the composition of the lens, its metabolism, and the transport of substances into it; the other is on experimental and senile cataracts. Several chapters treat the composition and metabolism of the cornea, retina, aqueous humour and ciliary body, and vitreous humour and the chemical aspects of vision. A final chapter discusses the effects on the eye of nutritional deficiences. The book should be of interest to ophthalmologists and biochemists who have done work on the eye or who contemplate going

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