Book Reviews
September 1947

Intracranial Complications of Ear, Nose and Throat Infections.

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By Hans Brunner, M.D., Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago. Price, $6.75. Pp. 444, with 95 illustrations. Chicago: The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1946.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(3):384-385. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010395011

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This excellent monograph represents the first unified consideration of an important subject to appear in the English language. As such it warrants a position among the eminent contributions of Braun, Eagleton, Atkinson and others in its particular field.

The volume reflects the author's extensive studies and interest over a twenty-five year period and is particularly timely in its analysis of the role of chemotherapy in relation to otorhinogenic complications. No one will deny the introductory contention that diagnosis and treatment of these conditions are often more difficult than before the introduction of the newer agents. The advantages, uses and limitations of present day therapeutics are, for the most part, well presented. Subject matter is divided into chapters on anatomy and physiology, inflammatory diseases of the dura mater, inflammatory diseases of the dural sinuses, leptomeningeal inflammation, brain abscess and encephalitis. Subheadings deal with pathology, symptomatology, prognosis and treatment in each considered

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