Par le Dr. Georges Laurens, oto-rhino-laryngologiste de l'Hôpital Saint-Joseph. Sixth edition. Paper. Price, 42 francs. Pp. 533, with 587 illustrations. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1934.
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This is everything that a textbook for students and practitioners should be. The author never loses sight of the fact that he is not talking to the specialist. His attitude is that of the teacher who realizes that his reader wants facts, and these he presents clearly and graphically. He takes nothing for granted but goes into minute details bearing on the fundamentals. The drawings accompanying the text cover every essential point from the manipulation of the head mirror to the minutiae of therapeutic procedures. A wealth of information is compressed within the pages in such a manner that the reader must be impressed with what the author believes he should know. Among the topics that are ordinarily given but little space in the average manual one finds deafness, tinnitus, vertigo, otalgia, epistaxis, differential diagnosis of dyspnea, tracheotomy, vaccine therapy, dysphagia, and differential diagnosis of ulcerative lesions of the throat.
Oto-rhino-laryngologie du médecin praticien. JAMA. 1935;104(18):1663. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760180095033