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This is a compact book of 388 pages, bringing otology reasonably well up to the year 1910. The chapters on "Acoustics," "Anatomy and Physiology" are clear and well illustrated; and the chapter on "Methods and Principles of Investigation" is one of the most useful in the book, and clarifies the different aural tests (including those of Barany) so that an ordinary man can understand them. There is a practical chapter on "General Semeiology and Therapeutics," and a short chapter on "Nasal and Pharyngeal Affections," and then follow the chapters on the various diseases of the ear, which are good and comprehensive. The chapters on mastoid surgery are unsatisfactory and poorly illustrated. It really is a pity that a book containing so many good illustrations should be damaged by the presence of a considerable number of those old, crude and behind-the-times illustrations from Politzer and others. Mastoid surgery has advanced enormously
The Ear and Its Diseases. JAMA. 1910;55(22):1916–1917. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330220060035
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