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While in Heidelberg last summer, I went to the medical book shops, with the hope of finding something new, interesting and unknown to the outside world. The stock was poor, and I found only Lauber's book. As I looked at the cover and read "Professor Hans Lauber, Kraków, 1944," I remembered that this was 1945 and that much had occurred in that part of Europe during the pervious year. Where was Lauber now? And what of Kraków.
Lauber's book, which was printed in Vienna, is worth reading. Although the paper is rather thin, the illustrations are numerous and clear, and many are in color. In his introduction Lauber pays tribute to his predecessors, and particularly to Traquair. The first chapter is mainly historical, and the second describes the anatomic basis of field defects. An interesting physiologic study follows, which is concerned with normal limits, isopters, the visual field in dim
Hartmann E. Das Gesichtsfeld (The Visual Field). Arch Ophthalmol. 1946;35(5):587–588. doi:10.1001/archopht.1946.00890200600012
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