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June 1934

Clinical Studies on the Physiology of the Eye.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;11(6):1088-1089. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830130172020

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This book is in part a summary of a recent work by the same author entitled "Studies on the Physiology of the Eye," reviewed in the Archives (10:721 [Nov.] 1933), and in part an application of his theory of the mechanisms governing palpebral, pupillary and lenticular movements to explain various clinical conditions.

Chapters 1 to 8 summarize his earlier work. He discusses paradoxical and pseudoparadoxical pupillary phenomena and then reports cases in which the patients had various somatic or visceral lesions in the differential diagnosis of which these pupillary phenomena were supposedly of importance. After a careful perusal of the reports, it seems to me that the pupillary phenomena contributed nothing to the diagnosis of the cases described, as the diagnosis was clearcut in every instance. Moreover, only one case of each kind is described, and there are no statistics as to the percentage of incidence

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