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May 1955


AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;53(5):765. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930010773033

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In the second edition of this popular text on neuro-ophthalmology the author has amplified the sections dealing with basic anatomy and physiology. Of the first four chapters dealing with the visual system, the first seventeen pages are devoted to anatomical and physiological considerations. The essential virtues of the first edition have been retained, however. In this reviewer's opinion, the emphasis on correlation of the clinical symptoms with postmortem or operative findings has been the chief contribution this text has made. The beautiful anatomical drawings with fiber tracts filled in diagrammatically add much to the value of the book as a source of teaching. It would be hard to picture a better method of describing various syndromes, such as the Foster-Kennedy syndrome, the meningioma syndrome, etc., than has been done graphically in Chapter 24. The arrangement of material has been somewhat loose—the first fourteen chapters on an anatomical basis and the

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