2006-04-05

Monograph or Masterpiece ?

Magnificence

by Dr Dan Waniek, MD
Copyright © 2006 danwaniek.org
The Pupil : Anatomy, Physiology, and Clinical Applications ( 2-Volume Set ) by Irene E. Loewenfeld, 1999.
Dr Irene E. Loewenfeld dedicated her life to the study of the pupil - the body's most exquisite esthesiometer and the only living tissue to be seen with eyes only. This monograph is a knowledgeable feast in the ophthalmological tradition of Sir Duke Elder - author of the most comprehensive known medical treatise in all fields, except perhaps for Vinken' manual of neurology ( which is not the work of a single person ). Of course, as readers of these reviews can testify, I can only dream about this glorious tradition to be continued... For after we shall take no more time to dedicate our lives to knowledgeable fields of study, we would form anything else but soul and character. Alas, I'm not unaware of the Zeigeist, now by and large dead since Dr Loewenstein's disappearance. Perhaps it will rise again one day.
With an almost baroque preoccupation with detail, this book, a magnificent masterpiece, shows what a monograph should look like, even in the crowded world of ophthalmology.

ISBN : 0750671432, BOBE-1548-REFS-0001, RANK : #1,921,653, 2278 pages, Unique edition.

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