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June 1953

Introduction to Physiological Optics.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;49(6):714. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920020727012

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For those who have struggled to read Tschermak's "Introduction to Physiologic Optics" in the original German, this excellent translation by Dr. Boeder will prove a boon indeed. As Dr. Burian points out in the preface, few men are as intimately acquainted with the subject as Dr. Boeder, and only "those who are able to study Tschermak's German text will fully appreciate the difficulties which the translator had to overcome in order to present us with such a clear, fluent English text while nowhere either adding to or subtracting from the original." The translation of this classic was authorized by the American Committee on Optics and Visual Physiology of the Section on Ophthalmology of the American Medical Association, the American Ophthalmological Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, who considered the text unique in its field.

Even with the expert treatment Dr. Boeder has given it, this book is

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