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June 1966

Vision and Visual Perception.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;75(6):893-894. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.00970050895033

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I have now been reading in this volume for the last two or three months, and I have not been through half of it yet. This is not a book to be read from cover to cover, but one from which to glean up-to-date information whenever needed. It is a unique piece of work. The blurb calls it a "landmark," and that is just what it is. It also is an example of things to come. Science is becoming so complex and science literature so vast that even a specialty within a specialty is becoming too much for one man to cover with authority. Giants like Duke-Elder, who encompasses the whole of ophthalmology, or polyhistors like Adler, who still is able to present us with all of ocular physiology, are becoming heroic examples of a bygone era.

This book is the work of a team gathered around an outstanding visual

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