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November 6, 1937

Diseases of the Nose and Throat: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners

JAMA. 1937;109(19):1572. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780450076044

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Thomson's book has always been a popular one, having passed through three editions since its first publication in 1911. The present edition discloses V. E. Negus in the rôle of co-editor and contributor, he having rewritten the subject of peroral endoscopy into a new and separate chapter. Several discarded procedures, such as the Killian operation and intubation of the larynx, have been curtailed in the text to make way for more generally accepted procedures. Experience in the use of the bronchoscope has led to more detailed description of pulmonary and esophageal conditions than is found in the earlier editions. On the whole, the book follows its predecessors rather closely as to the material and its arrangement, offering nothing that is revolutionary but keeping up with recent trends. Like many textbooks that come to us from our English confrères, it is particularly replete with therapeutic minutiae and is therefore the sort

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