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July 1960

Handbook of Physiology: Sect. I, Vol. II. Neurophysiology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1960;64(1):166. doi:10.1001/archopht.1960.01840010168029

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The second volume of this authoritative handbook covers motor mechanisms and will be of great value to ophthalmologists because of the excellent chapter on the central control of eye movements by D. Witteridge. Except for the introductory chapter by Denny-Brown on the "General Principles of Motor Integration," most of the book will be beyond the interest and even the comprehension of most ophthalmologists, but Witteridge's chapter on eye movements will interest everyone working in ocular motility, even though it is limited strictly to basic physiology and contains no clinical applications. It is doubtful if many ophthalmologists will want to purchase this book for their individual libraries, but every institution where residents in ophthalmology are given basic training should have both Volume I and Volume II of this great work on physiology in its library.

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