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September 27, 1913

Handbook of Diseases of the the Ear.

JAMA. 1913;61(13_part_1):1063. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350130057030

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This little book contains descriptions of the anatomy and brief discussions of diseases of the ear, more particularly the surgical affections. It might be criticized in that it affords, perhaps, a too meager description of many difficult conditions and operations which the author attempts to present. A book on such an intricate organ as the ear and the hearing apparatus, if it is to be of value to the aural surgeon, should be more complete and extensive; but if intended only for the student and general practitioner, as this handbook purports to be, its brevity would make it amount really to a series of definitions of conditions in the hearing apparatus, many of which are difficult to handle even by the expert, and would not be of much assistance to the student or practitioner. The descriptions are well written, however, and the book is abundantly illustrated with splendid drawings and

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