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December 1972

The Physiology of the Eye.

Author Affiliations

Gainesville, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(6):700. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030702035

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The author, the renowned physiologist, Hugh Davson, has further expanded (by some 150 pages) and updated his classic text of eye physiology in this new third edition, the original being published in 1948.

In this edition, the primary area made current is the application of microelectrode techniques to record the electrical activity in all stages of the visual pathway.

This book is a general text by an expert in this field and is written clearly and concisely in a terse style. It also includes a good, 100-page section on visual optics. Actually, the organization of the five sections closely parallels the author's much more comprehensive, multivolume, encyclopedic set of books entitled The Eye. The new book might well be considered an excellent "digest" version of that monumental arbeit.

The approach used by Dr. Davson is straightforward; the extent of detail covered in this volume is profound. I am pleased to

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