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November 16, 1912

The Anatomy of the Human Eye, as Illustrated by Enlarged Stereoscopic Photographs.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(20):1822. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270110236030

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The explanatory text and stereoscopic pictures that constitute this work were used by Mr. Thomson to illustrate a course of lectures on the gross anatomy of the eye delivered to candidates for the diploma in ophthalmology at Oxford. The book is a notable and extremely useful contribution for the use of teachers of diseases of the eye. The idea of using the stereoscope for the purpose of demonstrating the normal and pathologic anatomy of the ocular structures is not new but it has remained for Thomson to give us a large number of pictures that faithfully depict these conditions. As Thomson points out, the specimens from which the photographs were taken were most of them removed within four hours after death. They were hardened in a formaldehyd solution, frozen, and sections prepared. Further dissections, when necessary, were then performed, and the preparations photographed under spirit. The photographs have been mounted

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