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November 2, 1918

Practical Guide to Diseases of the Throat, Nose, and Ear. For Senior Students and Junior Practitioners.

JAMA. 1918;71(18):1512. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600440064025

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This little volume, intended primarily for the student and general practitioner, is fairly comprehensive, though devoid of much important detail. The subject matter is considered mainly from the standpoint of symptomatology and treatment. The various affections of the throat, nose and ear are not treated as entities but grouped under a few headings. For instance, all symptoms arising from nasal affections are discussed in one or two chapters, and the diagnosis of the different diseases responsible for them indicated according to the predominance of one or more symptoms or group of such findings, following which the treatment is taken up as directed toward this, that or the other combination. The author is conservative in his surgical treatment of tonsillar affections, giving more prominence to tonsillotomy and reserving complete enucleation only for certain well defined cases. This is rather contrary to the generally accepted American view on this subject. Criticism of

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