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June 1943

Neurologia Ocular.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;29(6):1039. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880180189020

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This excellent book testifies to the advance of modern medicine in Argentina and to the high scientific level of the men and institutions of that country. It represents a great amount of work and clinical experience. Its author has studied the literature of ocular neurology in a thorough and comprehensive way.

An introduction is devoted to the bioelectric phenomena which take place in the nervous system. The subject matter is divided into four parts: (1) ocular effector system, (2) ocular receptor system, (3) hereditary diseases in relation to ophthalmology and (4) complementary subjects.

In the first part the oculomotor apparatus of the eye is considered from the anatomic and phylogenetic points of view. The physiology of ocular movements is studied in a special chapter. Then come the vestibular functions, binocular movements, heterophorias, insufficiency of convergence, strabismus both concomitant and paralytic, ophthalmoplegias, congenital anomalies, spastic crisis, nystagmus, etc. In discussing the

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