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August 1949

The Physiology of the Eye.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;42(2):220. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900050225017

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This concise, well written book is timely. There have been many new developments in the field of ocular physiology in recent years, and a survey of the field has been a difficult task, since this necessitated the reading of many scattered articles. This book presents an up-to-date, short, but in many places critical, summary of the biochemistry, physiology and optics of the eye. It is comprehensive and includes five sections: intraocular dynamics and the transparent tissues; the mechanism of vision; the muscular mechanisms; visual perception, and optics.

The author's style is lucid, somewhat discursive but yet compact. The exposition generally is simple and adequate. The book is intended primarily for students of ophthalmology and should be a distinct aid to the candidate qualifying for the examinations of the American Board of Ophthalmology. But it should be considered only as an introduction to the subject, and as a foundation for more

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