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July 1966

Neurology of the Visual System.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;76(1):155. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.03850010157026

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I have looked forward to the publication of Dr. David Cogan's monograph, Neurology of the Visual System, since I heard several months ago that it was in preparation. Like its previously published companion volume, Neurology and the Extraocular Muscles, this is an exceedingly valuable book. The monograph discusses the salient anatomical, physiological, and clinical facts concerning the visual sensory system in 322 tautly written pages. The book is divided into 17 short chapters, each of which is concluded with a concise summary. The material is logically presented. The first six chapters deal with the retina. Vascular lesions, degenerations, inflammatory, toxic, traumatic, and neoplastic lesions are discussed in that order. (In my opinion this is one of the best discussions of retinal disease extant.) Next, the anatomy and diseases of the optic nerve and papilla are explored. This is followed in sequence by discussions of the optic chiasm, optic tract, lateral

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