February 14, 1948

Intracranial Complications of Ear, Nose and Throat Infections

JAMA. 1948;136(7):507. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890240073028

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The author is well qualified to write a book on this subject. Clinician, teacher and investigator, he has long been world renowned as an authority in this field.

The incidence of intracranial complications has sharply declined, due to obvious factors. One may differ with the author in his statement that the influence of chemotherapy (and antibiotics) in the prophylaxis of these complications is controversial. All can agree that the introduction of these new agents alters the customary symptomatology and renders the diagnosis and treatment of intracranial complications more difficult. Thus the great need for just such exact information as is presented in this volume is apparent, for there can be no substitute for exact diagnosis and rational therapeutic methods when such complications do arise.

Although the greater portion of the book is devoted to clinical aspects, the section on anatomy and physiology is equally excellent, presenting many fundamentals which are

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