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March 12, 1887

The Refraction and Accommodation of the Eye and their Anomalies.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(11):305-306. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391360025009

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The appearnance of a new edition in English of Dr. Landolt's work on the "Refraction and Accommodation of the Eye," is an event in ophthalmology, and has attracted the attention of the numerous English and American physicians who frequent the Paris hospitals. This treatise may be compared favorably with that of Donders, published in 1864 by the New Sydenham Society. The author's aim, however, is different from that of the eminent physiologist of Utrecht. The book is not intended for scientists only, but seeks also to supply students and practitioners with a manual elementary and practical, but at the same time exact and complete. The author possesses the rare ability of bringing within the reach of every one questions which are too often obscure, owing to their being too learnedly exposed. The "Manuel d'Ophthalmoscopie" of the author is simply a chef d'œuvre of its kind. It may be asked whether

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