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February 1962

System of Ophthalmology, Vol. II. The Anatomy of the Visual System.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(2):273. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020275020

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Any publication by Sir Stewart Duke-Elder and his confreres is assurance of an authoritative and literate contribution to ophthalmic writing. This volume by him and Kenneth Wybar is no exception, for it is a most readable, complete description of the anatomy of the visual system. In it, the authors have revised, rewritten, and brought up to date the material presented in the first volume of Duke-Elder's Textbook of Ophthalmology. The newer methods of investigation have made possible "the study of fine and even finer minutiae," and these findings are incorporated in this book. The first of the 4 sections of this text is devoted to the history of the anatomy of the eye and central nervous system. The subject is interestingly presented, complete with photographs and biographical sketches of former masters in this field whose achievements laid the foundations for the anatomy of this atomic age. In Section II, the

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