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April 1957

Textbook of Medical Physiology.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;57(4):637. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00930050649026

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It is remarkable to find in a textbook of physiology written for medical students an excellent account of the physiology of the eye, especially so since the whole book is from one pen. The author has devoted approximately 40 pages to a consideration of the function of the eye, and most of the material has been brought up to date and shows excellent judgment in its selection.

There are some statements for which the author would be hard put to find support. For example, he states that there is a reabsorption of protein from the aqueous into the capillaries of the iris as a result of some metabolic, enzymatic process at the surface of the iris. It is evident that this very unorthodox statement puzzled him, since he follows it by saying, "This is extremely important from a theorteical point of view, for active reabsorption of protein from any other

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