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February 1956

The Visual Fields.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1956;55(2):302-303. doi:10.1001/archopht.1956.00930030306020

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It is a unique experience to find a book on visual fields written by a neurosurgeon, and surprising to find that the author himself took all of the fields therein reported. If one adds to this the fact that the material presented is an extremely valuable contribution to the science of perimetry, we have in this publication real book news. The author describes his methods of doing quantitative perimetry and has correlated the fields he has personally taken with the pathological anatomy found at operation or autopsy.

It is obvious that the greatest value of the book lies in the field of intracranial pathology, where the author is thoroughly at home, and no one who is interested in neuro-ophthalmology can fail to find these chapters of great value.

The author stresses the fact that quantitative perimetry brings out the three types of field loss: local loss of vision at the

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