April 18, 1942

Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear: A Handbook for Students and Practitioners

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By I. Simson Hall, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P.E., Surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh (Department for Diseases of Nose, Throat and Ear). Second edition. Cloth. Price, $4.50. Pp. 446, with 74 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1941.

JAMA. 1942;118(16):1420. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830160080033

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In this small volume, the second edition of a like handbook first published in 1937, certain chapters have been revised and rewritten to conform with modern advances in the science of otolaryngology. This effort is seen principally in references to the sulfonamide drugs and rhinologic therapeutics from the modern physiologic point of view. Considered as a "handbook for students and practitioners," as implied on the title page, it is a remarkably complete though brief summary of the specialty and as such should meet the purpose for which it was designed. Its extreme conciseness produces serious limitations to its use as an adequate guide to actual diagnosis and treatment, but its comprehensive brevity should make it an ideal refresher for undergraduates and practitioners.

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