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May 1960


AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1960;63(5):905-906. doi:10.1001/archopht.1960.00950020907025

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The American Physiological Society has begun the publication of a series of volumes known as the Handbook of Physiology, which will establish a critical and comprehensive survey of physiological knowledge and theory currently recognized in this field. The purpose is to present current physiological knowledge systematically organized. Each section has been written by an expert in the field and in terms addressed to those who are either experts or full time students in the particular field. It is not a text for the novice.

Section I deals with neurophysiology and Volume I with basic neurophysiological concepts. This section is of prime importance to ophthalmologists in that it contains the neurophysiology of vision. The material covered consists of an introductory chapter on vision by H. K. Hartline, summarizing the historical development of the physiology of vision and pointing out the basic aims of physiologists in this field. The subject of vision

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