August 15, 1959

The Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses

JAMA. 1959;170(16):2035. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010160151031

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In 1929 a monograph on the comparative anatomy and physiology of the larynx appeared. The anatomic and physiological investigations on which this monograph was based took seven or eight years and were made at various institutions, among them the Zoological Society, the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons in London, and the laboratories of Kings College. This study on the mechanism of the larynx throughout the animal kingdom, its interrelation with olfaction, respiration, phonation, and possibly other functions, was pains-takingly undertaken. All this, presumably in his spare time, was done by one whose chief interest was that of a practitioner and "student" of the ear, nose, and throat in health and disease. This monograph on the larynx at once became a classic and has so remained.

The collection in the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England which illustrates the anatomy of the human nose and sinuses,

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