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October 4, 1913

Text-Book of Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear.

JAMA. 1913;61(14):1318. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350150074035

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This is a practical book for the general practitioner, the student or the physician seeking postgraduate instruction. The author goes to the heart of every subject, giving concise descriptions without the introduction of theoretical matters. The anatomic descriptions and those of surgical procedures are good, but the directions for medical treatment are not so happy. It would seem that much of the treatment of this sort is too stereotyped or is even archaic. Many proprietary drugs are mentioned unnecessarily and advised. It is believed that this feature of the book should be given a more modern, scientific tone. The book is well made and well illustrated. A few typographical errors are noted, and in the illustration on page 40 the inferior turbinate is labeled "superior turbinate." The section on tonsils and adenoids has been rewritten and a section on bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy has been added to this edition.

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