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January 1940

Investigations sur le glaucome (Essais).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;23(1):221-222. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00860130235020

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This monograph of Fortin summarizes in a conclusive and interesting way articles by him on the subject of glaucoma which have been published in periodicals not easily accessible to ophthalmologists. The book, consisting of 47 pages, with many illustrations, gives a description of the anatomic and physiologic changes in the anterior part of the eye in relation to glaucoma. The vast amount of literature connected with this problem cannot be considered in so short an essay. The book gives only the results of Fortin's exact anatomic studies and his explanations, which are sometimes widely divergent from those which science has accepted as proved.

The statements presented in this paragraph have been taken from Fortin's monograph: The comparatively strongly developed ciliary muscle lying between the sclera and the epithelium moves the "iridociliary" fluid into the cavities of the iris and into the ciliary processes. The division of the muscle fibers into

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