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The author attempts to deal with a large subject in a comparatively small space. In so doing he has sometimes strayed far from the proportion that would seem correct to the experienced laryngologist. He has not presented much that is new, but has redressed the old in an attractive form, although in some places much space has been occupied by what is of no interest to the practitioner of experience and by what seems of little value to the student. For example, under the treatment of chronic rhinitis we find the following which, although true enough, does not appear of great value, partly for the reason that he makes no special application of the facts mentioned to the relief of the disease under consideration. "There is no mystery about the success that comes of being thorough, nor is there anything surprising in the inevitable failure that attends carelessness. A great
Diseases of the Nose, Throat, and Ear.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(7):636. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520330078030