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March 31, 1906

Surgical Treatment of Chronic Suppuration of the Middle Ear and Mastoid.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(13):976-978. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510400054024

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This is one of the most important books that has appeared on this subject in the English language. It must, of course, be compared with McEwen's classical work and with Whiting's recent publication, but it does not suffer in the comparison, as it is more generally and practically useful than either. McEwen's book is more authoritative and learned, and in reality forms a ground work or foundation for scientific mastoid surgery, and will remain a classic to which we must always turn for counsel, but it does not touch on middle-ear surgery nor on that subject which is of enormous interest to modern otologists, the radical mastoid operation. Therefore, as a practical every-day working book Oppenheimer's production will be more frequently useful to the busy surgeon.

Whiting's artistic book on "The Mastoid Operation," while excellent as far as it goes, makes no mention of the radical operation and proved disappointing

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