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April 1958

Light, Color and Vision.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(4):634. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940050190040

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Only those ophthalmologists who have a background of physics and mathematics will be able to read this book with pleasure. This is regrettable, since the book is an extremely valuable exposition of retinal physiology. One is forced to admit that the author is not to blame but that the educational system of teaching premedical students mathematics and physics is defective. The fact that most of us have trouble with mathematics is not due to the difficulty of the subject but to the way in which it is presented, and this is being increasingly realized by educators. It is too late for those of us who are past the residency stage to rectify the inadequacies of our education, but for those coming into ophthalmology an exposure to more mathematics is highly advisable.

The book is divided into two sections. The first deals with experimental facts. This carries the reader through the

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