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February 21, 1903

The Nose and Throat in Medical History.

JAMA. 1903;XL(8):530. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490080048016

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This is a valuable addition to the early history of medicine. It is written interestingly, and the data is so given as to allow the reader to draw his own conclusions, beside giving the author's own views regarding them. Beginning as it does with the earliest known inscriptions and manuscripts, it continues through the various evolutionary stages of the science of medicine down to the present time. While the author professedly deals specially with the history of medicine as related to the nose and throat, there are, nevertheless, numerous references which make the book interesting to the general practitioner. It would be hard to believe that the science of medicine should have sprung spasmodically to the high degree of excellence in which we find it, as described by Hippocrates, without having passed through a long, evolutionary process. The author's references to the early Egyptian physicians, together with our general knowledge

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