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Article
February 1940

THE OPTIC PATHWAY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;23(2):382-394. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00860130420014
Abstract

At the recent meeting of the American Medical Association in St. Louis I placed on exhibit materials used in the teaching of neuroophthalmology at Northwestern University Medical School.1 The great general interest shown and the many questions asked have prompted the present article.

It is only within the past fifty years that the anatomic relation of the optic pathway in the brain has been studied with the intent to explain clinical manifestations of interference due to disease. Because of the three-dimensional relation of the optic pathway to the brain, it has been difficult to demonstrate to students a clear and retainable picture. It has been my purpose to gather together from many and various sources anatomic and clinical reports, drawings and models, and from this conglomeration to construct models and drawings which have made simple both the teaching and the learning of this subject.

Drawings of the dorsal, basal

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