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March 1974

Cerebral Control of Eye Movements and Motion Perception

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Albany, NY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(3):246. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060254036

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This book represents the edited minutes of a symposium of the same title held in 1971. Leading authorities on what many clinicians would term the esoterica of eye movement control participated, and this summary of their work serves as a report of the state of the art (or science). I am hard pressed to recommend the book to clinicians, for it has few clear clinical implications and requires considerable specialized background knowledge to appreciate its articles. For the strabismologist and neuro-ophthalmologist the book provides a breadth of background information not available elsewhere in one package.

The format of the book deserves special mention. A concise introduction by Professor Jung (to whom the volume is dedicated) gives the reader an overview of what is to be presented. Then, about 350 pages later, after numerous papers have been waded through, one is delighted to find that Jung again comes to the rescue,

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