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March 29, 1930

The Care of the Nose, Throat, and Ear.

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By W. Stuart-Low, F.R.C.S., Consulting Surgeon to the Central London Nose and Ear Hospital. Second edition. Cloth. Pp. 89, with 18 illustrations. London: Baillière, Tindall & Cox, 1929.

JAMA. 1930;94(13):1017. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710390115028

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In this edition the author, at the request of many patients and others, has added the subject of the ear to the little brochure which was first published in 1919 and which at that time covered only diseases of the nose and throat. The structure and function of the nose, foreign bodies in the nose, epistaxis, the sinuses and the protective mechanism of the nose, nasal catarrh and hay-fever, cancer of the throat, anatomy of the ear, and rules for the prevention and mitigation of deafness are discussed briefly. The author especially emphasizes the protective mechanism of the nose and lays great stress on the fact that interference with proper nasal breathing in many ways is the cause of most disturbances of the throat and indirectly of the ear. He calls attention to many fundamental and important points in anatomy, physiology and pathology. One must take exception, however, to his

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