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January 21, 1928

Handbook of Diseases of the Ear: For the Use of Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1928;90(3):228. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690300068039

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This is a compact textbook. Its numerous illustrations are helpful. The usual description and clinical formulas are not repeated, and the ideas are apparently the strongly idividual conviction of one having much clinical experience. The author prefers the semiradical mastoid operation devised by Küster and popularized by Heath in acute as well as in certain cases of chronic suppurative otitis media in adults. This view is not held in this country, where acute uncomplicated mastoiditis in adults and children is treated by subjecting the patient to no more than the "simple" operation of Schwarze. It is surprising that, in discussing hearing tests in instances of malingering, so few authors mention Stenger's test, one of the best in the opinion of many otologists. For labyrinth operations, Lake has devised an incision through the skin and auricle which looks as though it might be helpful. This book, while useful for the general

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