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April 1965

The Visual Fields: A Textbook and Atlas of Clinical Perimetry, ed 2.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;73(4):603-604. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970030605031

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This popular textbook and atlas of visual fields should be read and then studied by ophthalmologists of all ages. It is an easily readable book which bounces along with all the enthusiasm of its author. If you think the plotting of a visual field is a dull chore which should be delegated to your girl Friday then you and she also need this text. The author states—``In every case I have personally performed the visual field examination." The ophthalmic or neurological resident will find much wise advice from an experienced perimetrist; for example, "It is imperative that too rigid routines of examination be avoided" and "Ingenuity must frequently be exercised to obtain the best results." Even the most sophisticated practitioner will be reminded of techniques that will be helpful. As an illustration the author explains clearly the method of simultaneous double stimulation... a technique of exposing similar test objects in

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