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December 13, 1941

Essays on the Applied Physiology of the Nose

JAMA. 1941;117(24):2109. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820500091045

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There is no doubt that any contribution which is intended to correlate our past and present knowledge of the physiology of the nose and sinuses is a welcome addition to a trend which has brought this field to the forefront. This monograph should serve as a challenge to workers who are interested in the field of nasal physiology to produce a definitive work. The author himself has this feeling, for in his introduction he regards his own preparation for the basic field as inadequate and offers instead a "lifetime of clinical experience" and "an absorbing interest." The author draws a corollary between the progress made by the studies in nasal pathology; he felt that if he wanted to read a specialized book on nasal physiology he would have to write it himself. The book, of twenty-one chapters, gives a sketchy outline of some of the historical contributions to this special

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