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September 1945

Frederick II, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. The Art of Falconry, Being the De arte venandi cum avibus.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1945;34(3):261. doi:10.1001/archopht.1945.00890190261016

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Abstract

Dr. Casey A. Wood, in searching the mysteries of the organ of vision, sought the solution of the capacity of sight in the eyes of birds. It is well known how patient were his ophthalmic studies of birds at the zoologic gardens and elsewhere, which he described and illustrated in "The Fundus Oculi of Birds, Especially as Viewed by the Ophthalmoscope: A Study in Comparative Anatomy and Physiology" (Chicago, Lakeside Press, 1917). Later, on a sojourn to British Guiana, he gathered heads from the flocks of the many varieties of birds migrated there from the colder countries, which should serve as specimens for later histologic study. His interest in avian subjects, however, led him to the realization that to comprehend them he, necessarily, should become more or less seriously an ornithologist. Yet, in that new study he always maintained that his primary object was to learn more and more about

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