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March 1930

Reports of the Committee on the Physiology of Vision. II. Dark Adaptation (Review of the Literature).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;3(3):386-387. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810050138016

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Since Aubert in 1865 made the first systematic study of dark adaptation, it has been the subject of a great many investigations and

especially in recent years has attracted more and more attention. The subject is a broad one, offering many distinct lines of study in which not only the ophthalmologist, but the psychologist and physiologist as well have been interested. This has resulted in a voluminous literature which has appeared in many different types of publications and in several languages. It has thus become increasingly difficult to trace these various references.

For this reason the review of the literature prepared by Dorothy Adams for the Medical Research Council will undoubtedly prove of great benefit to those interested in this subject.

The work is by far the most complete review of the literature on the subject that has appeared, including as it does more than 800 references.

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