By John Finch Barnhill, M.D., F.A.C.S., LL.D., and William J. Mellinger, M.D., Associate Professor of Anatomy, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles. Introduction by Paul S. McKibben, Professor of Anatomy in the School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $15. Pp. 773, with 431 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1940.
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This work, while useful for ophthalmologists, head surgeons and others, is primarily intended for the nose and throat specialist. The illustrations are chiefly anatomic in character. The material discussed is immensely varied and detailed. To obtain a similar review of the area covered would require numerous textbooks and a great expenditure of time and energy. A welcome addition to the library of the otolaryngologist, this work is in line with all those efforts of the specialty to improve itself in the last quarter century. It is an expression of the same foresight and energy which produced the American Board of Otolaryngology, made the Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology the great force for good which it is, and called into being the important postgraduate courses in the ear, nose and throat at various of our best medical schools. Its virtues, if anything, have increased in this edition. Its defects, if it
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