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October 14, 1933

The Principles and Practice of Otology.

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By F. W. Watkyn-Thomas, F.R.C.S., B.Ch., Surgeon, Central London Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, and A. Lowndes Yates, M.C., M.D., F.R.C.S., Honorary Assistant Surgeon, Ear and Throat Department, Prince of Wales Hospital. Cloth. Temporary price, $6.25. Pp. 555, with 199 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1933.

JAMA. 1933;101(16):1259. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740410061029

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Otologists will enjoy reading this book. The text embraces the individual ideas of each of the authors. The section on surgical anatomy of the ear is excellent. The illustrations are largely different from those of the familiar treatises. They are derived chiefly from the works of J. E. Frazer and from Corning. There is an excellent chapter on the ear and balance, and a good presentation of the subjects of hearing and the tests of hearing. One could, if so minded, find things to complain of. There are mistakes, such as the discussion of ligation of the external jugular vein when the internal jugular vein is meant. References to the literature follow each chapter. Many of them are of abstracts published in English journals. Were the references to the original article included, much time would be saved for one pursuing information. The authors adopt the method of testing hearing advocated

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