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Until recently it has been virtually impossible to find a text in English devoted to the physiology of the eye, more especially to the physiology of vision. The appearance, during the past few years, of a number of books on these subjects is a welcome sign of the increasing interest in the physiology of vision.
Among these books the volume written by Linksz occupies a special place. It is an important book. More than that, it is a beautiful book. The author has an immense learning in the fields of which he treats, and in biological sciences in general. He is a man of vast culture and, what is more, a man with deep reverence for the things of the spirit. And he has the unusual courage not to hide these in writing a scientific treatise.
Some readers may not appreciate what Linksz calls his humanistic approach. The full significance
Physiology of the Eye. Volume 2: Vision. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;50(6):791–793. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920030802019
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