September 1954

The Pharynx: Basic Aspects and Clinical Problems.

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By Abraham R. Hollender. Price, $15. Pp. 560, with 31 illustrations. Year Book Publishers, Inc., 200 E. Illinois St., Chicago 11, 1953.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;88(3):424-425. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050100426017

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In this monograph the author and his collaborators offer a comprehensive survey of their subject. In the opening section, titled "basic aspects," anatomy, physiology, pathology, bacteriology, roentgenology, and methods of diagnosis are thoroughly covered. The clinical problems are dealt with in 24 succeeding chapters.

The book is essentially a summary of current opinion regarding the pharynx and its disorders, with thorough documentation and sizeable reference tables at the end of most chapters. The author has chosen to introduce and conclude the various chapters with editorial comment.

Commendable emphasis is placed upon the pharynx in relation to the body as a whole, and the pharyngeal manifestations of blood diseases are especially well presented. A chapter on the psychosomatic aspects or oral and pharyngeal disease points to increasing recognition of the importance of this field in modern medical practice. Also deserving of comment are the excellent chapters on neoplasms of the mouth,

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