February 1950

Fundamentals of Otolaryngology.

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By Lawrence R. Boies. Price, $6.50. Pp. 443, with 184 illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5; 7 Grape St., Shaftesbury Ave., London, W.C.2, 1949.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;85(2):361. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230080165017

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This small manual of the commoner disorders of the ear, nose and throat has been prepared primarily for the undergraduate student. Dr. Boies and his associates have written the text in a somewhat brief but concise and factual manner. These qualities would be an asset for undergraduate students with limited time allotted to otolaryngology.

The chapter on Physiology of the Nose and the one on Headache and Neuralgia are exceptionally well presented. The section on the nose is somewhat more thorough than that on the ear. Inflammatory diseases of the labyrinth are not described, perhaps because of their rarity. However, in the reviewer's opinion two or three pages allotted to the fundamental features of this type of infections of the temporal bone would have made a better rounded section on the ear.

Within the limitations of the purpose of the book and the space available the authors have prepared a

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