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November 19, 1904

Diseases of the Nose and Throat.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(21):1564. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500210054023

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This edition of this very valuable work contains a number of important additions to the previous ones. The chief changes made are in the chapters on "Keratosis," "Epidemic Influenza" and "Correction of Nasal Deformities by the Paraffin Method." "Hay Fever" and "Septal Deformities" are treated more fully than in the last edition. Of special interest is the consideration of the chemistry of the salivary and nasal secretions. The author believes that much can be determined in regard to the chemistry of the tissues by an examination of a physiologic secretion such as the saliva and that much may be accomplished in the cure of certain diseases by correcting abnormal chemical conditions, notably hyperacidity and hyperalkalinity, the former of which he usually overcomes by free administration of benzoate of soda and the latter by boric acid. It is impossible to do justice to his views in a brief space, consequently the

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