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July 1930

PRELIMINARY NOTE ON THE FORM OF NORMAL HUMAN VISUAL CELLS

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Ann Arbor. Mich.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;4(1):106. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810090116011

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Abstract

To the Editor:—A year ago we secured a normal human eye by operation, and prepared it for a study of the visual cells. (It was this retina that furnished the material for our paper on Ectopic Cone Nuclei, Arch. Ophth.3:736 [June] 1930.) The situation found was so wholly at variance with that represented in the classic and muchcopied figures of Greeff (in Graefe-Saemisch: Handbuch der Gesamten Augenheilkunde, ed. 2, Leipzig, Engelmann, 1900, parts 20, 21 and 22; especially fig. 36) that it has seemed worth while to treat it briefly here. More rigid conclusions, with complete descriptions and figures, must await our securing additional material, which, of course, may not come to hand for some time.

The eye in question was taken from a white American, aged 61. The family history was unimportant, and the patient had 6/5 vision with correction in the enucleated eye ; the

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