Book Reviews
April 1940

Otolaryngology in General Practice.

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By Lyman G. Richards, M.D. Price, $6.00. Pp. 352, with 72 illustrations. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1939.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;59(4):921. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.01990150239021

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This volume will prove of considerable value to physicians in pediatric or in general practice who wish an authoritative and not too technical statement of the best present day authority in this field. It not only will give them the benefit of recent advances but should equip them much better for examinations of and therapeutic procedures on the ear, nose and throat that may come within their own practice.

The style could be more terse, but the book is readable. Sketches and diagrams, not burdened with too much detail, are clear, graphic and numerous and make the text easily understood. Fine points of technic are well explained and illustrated in detail, so that they are easily grasped. The author apparently expects the general practitioner to be proficient in some procedures usually allocated to the otolaryngologist. This can be done, as he states, only if the physician masters the use of

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