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June 8, 1946

Diseases of the Nose, Throat, and Ear, Including Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy

JAMA. 1946;131(6):567. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870230073027

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This new textbook is a welcome addition to a field in which new conceptions of pathogenesis and therapy have been rapidly accumulating as horizons have expanded. Since however it is for the most part a compilation of the work of some sixty-four contributors, it is natural that one will note differences in style and emphasis. This is apparant as one peruses the text and it detracts considerablyfrom-the fluidity and continuity which can come only from the pen of a single author. Also one will find that certain topics are overstressed to the disadvantage of others which are not too thoroughly covered. However, on the whole one may say that the material is adequately presented. Special mention should be made of the chapters covering the otologic and laryngologic subjects, which are given in great detail with clarity and authority. Also one will note with pleasure the inclusion of such topics as

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