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In his preface the author states that this book is not written for the general practitioner or the student of medicine, nor is it a reference work for the experienced specialist. It is primarily intended for the beginning otologist and contains more or less what the author has been accustomed to impart to his assistants regarding the practice of this specialty. Its name belies its character somewhat. The title states that it is a short handbook but the work and index comprise 846 pages. There are numerous illustrations, many of them beautifully colored. There are no particular excursions into the new. This textbook comprises the experience of a lifetime of teaching and can be used with great benefit not only by those for whom it was written but by others even more advanced in the specialty. Examination of the references to the literature cited by the author reveals, as has
Kurzes Handbuch der Ohrenheilkunde. JAMA. 1938;111(15):1404. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790410060037