Book Reviews
September 1950

Allergy in Relation to Otolaryngology.

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By French K. Hansel, M.D. With a panel discussion by H. A. Abramson and others. Price, $2.50. Pp. 77, with 6 plates and 2 tables. Bruce Publishing Company, 2642 University Ave., St. Paul, Minn., 1949.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(3):529. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020540020

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This small book is designated as an official publication of the American College of Allergists. It consists of three parts: The first bears the title of the work; the second is labeled "Panel Discussion," and the third "Questions and Answers Following Panel Discussion." Nowhere is the reader told where or when the panel discussion and question period took place.

The author deserves great credit as a pioneer in the field of otolaryngologic allergy. His observations are concisely stated; the technic of preparation of nasal smears is well outlined, and there is a well merited plea for conservatism in regard to adenotonsillectomy and surgical treatment of sinusitis. Emphasis is laid on cooperation between the otolaryngologist and the allergist and on the desirability of agreement concerning which procedures are necessary and best for the patient.

The panel discussion does not come off quite so well. This section contains much irrelevant circumlocution and

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