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April 26, 1941

Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck

JAMA. 1941;116(17):1992. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820170110029

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This work, while useful for ophthalmologists, head surgeons and others, is primarily intended for the nose and throat specialist. The illustrations are chiefly anatomic in character. The material discussed is immensely varied and detailed. To obtain a similar review of the area covered would require numerous textbooks and a great expenditure of time and energy. A welcome addition to the library of the otolaryngologist, this work is in line with all those efforts of the specialty to improve itself in the last quarter century. It is an expression of the same foresight and energy which produced the American Board of Otolaryngology, made the Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology the great force for good which it is, and called into being the important postgraduate courses in the ear, nose and throat at various of our best medical schools. Its virtues, if anything, have increased in this edition. Its defects, if it

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