Class Notes

Class Notes

A student, after a home visit, writes about the patient and his website

I read through Professor N’s notes on the eye, and they were beautiful.  Retired, and slowly dying of pancreatic cancer, Professor N used to teach a course on the physics of the body.  It was evident that he exerted a great deal of love, care, and attention to detail in preparing these notes for his class.  Even for a non-physics student, his notes were easy to read and well organized.  He included a number of interesting factoids and fascinating optic phenomena that helped to make the text anything but dry. 

My favorite component was his diagram illustrating the blind spot.  When we went over this concept in class, I was skeptical.  I would sequentially cover each eye, unconvinced that in isolation either eye was lacking in its perception of part of its respective visual field.  However, after testing my eyes on Dr. N’s blind spot diagram, I was finally sold. 

Furthermore, the figures he had selected were colorful and well laid out and, combined with a simple yet elegant font, formed a wonderfully appealing visual aesthetic that required little education other than an appreciation for beauty.  As I read through the lecture, I felt a strong conviction that it was prepared by a person who loved life, someone who had a true passion for learning and teaching.