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The author says in his preface that an apology seems necessary for having written the work; that it was written "with a view of supplying the general reader with a trustworthy guide of instruction for the proper care, prevention and treatment of catarrhal troubles of the throat, nose and ears, and their complications." He neglects, either in the preface or elsewhere, to inform us what the complications of the nose and throat may be, but he says: "There are thousands of persons throughout this country who use their voice in their vocation, such as vocalists, clergymen, lawyers, actors, orators, and yet who are unfamiliar with the best means of keeping the vocal organs in a condition of health or caring for them when diseased." The author fears the purpose of his book may be misunderstood, for he further says: "We would urge most strongly that the purpose of this little
Home Treatment for Catarrhs and Colds.. JAMA. 1894;XXIII(18):694. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421230034024