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October 8, 1938

Hearing: Its Psychology and Physiology

JAMA. 1938;111(15):1402. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790410058025

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A formal review of this work would in all likelihood not do it justice. Nothing quite like it has appeared in English or for that matter in any foreign language. Here the otologist may recognize with full force the invasion of the field of hearing by physiologists, psychologists and physicists; he may see what exact methods, such as audiometry, have added and see what the vacuum tube, borrowed from the radio, has done in the hands of Wever and Bray and their followers to tell the story of hearing. A glance at chapter headings in this work and a comparison with similar material in standard textbooks of otology will make clear what great changes the past few years have brought. Where will one find, in even advanced textbooks on ear diseases, whole chapters devoted to such topics as the nature of the auditory impulse and the sensitivity of the ear,

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