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This edition of Laurens's compendium follows the plan that characterizes the entire series of textbooks put out by Masson and Company in presenting a textbook that is not too involved for the student and general practitioner and yet is ample as a reference book for the young laryngologist. The new items added since the first edition comprise chapters on audiometry, petrositis, cancer of the hypopharynx, pharyngeal manifestations of hematologic conditions, dyspnea in infants and radiography in cancer of the larynx, which bring the text down to date. The author and his associates have carefully adhered to known and accepted facts and principles, avoiding items that are more or less controversial. An index of their restraint for example is manifest in their conservative discussion of retrobular neuritis in relation to posterior sinus disease, a topic on which many of the French authors are particularly radical. The book covers the vast territory
Préois d'oto-rhino-laryngologie. JAMA. 1940;115(15):1302. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810410068040