Book Reviews
October 1943

The Inner Ear.

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By Drs. Joseph Fischer and Louis E. Wolfson. Price, $5.75. Pp. 421, with 77 illustrations. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;66(4):470. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010220123013

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If one is looking for a complete presentation of the functions and derangements of the internal ear in a few easy pages, this is not it! If one wishes to dig out by rather heavy reading the known facts concerning this most interesting organ from a well digested mass of experiment and observation and controversy, this book will prove valuable. The reader will realize how complex the subject is and will be baffled by the wide divergence of experimental results and conclusions. For the otologist it contains much valuable information and concisely reviews most of the important work that has been done; it will enable him to work toward a full understanding of the vestibular and cochlear functions. For other physicians, unless they are especially interested in this subject, it is likely to prove confusing and will not offer too much that is clinically applicable. The confusion is due not

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