August 1951

Nasal Sinuses: An Anatomic and Clinical Consideration.

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Second edition. By O. E. Van Alyea, M.D. Price, $9. Pp. 327, with 143 illustrations. Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2, 1951.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(2):267. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810080135021

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In this second edition the author has reviewed the recent literature and brought up to date the knowledge of the various disorders of the nasal sinuses. The first portion of the book deals with the results of the author's detailed investigations on the anatomy of each of the sinuses. The histopathology and physiology are also discussed. A chapter is devoted to the common cold, and the numerous remedies recommended are reviewed. Malignant tumors of the sinuses and other phases of sinus disease are given limited space, as the author wished to take up those subjects most likely to interest rhinologists as a whole.

Of more interest to general physicians are the chapters on the relation of the sinuses to other conditions and sinus disease in children. Allergy is adequately presented, and as the author states: "Allergy is a factor in the majority of patients presenting themselves with symptoms referable to

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