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February 3, 1945

Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear: A Handbook for Students and Practitioners

JAMA. 1945;127(5):301. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860050049029

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The first edition of this manual was published in 1937. Other editions are that of 1941 and the present one. Like many of its kind, this work is based on lectures to students and general practitioners. Preceding each section there is a brief sketch of the anatomy concerned, but no bibliography is offered, although "the student is expected to refer to larger works." The commoner diseases, deformities and injuries of the nose are satisfactorily described, such as deviated septum, polypi, the various types of "rhinitis" including atrophic and syphilitic, hemorrhage, diphtheria and sinusitis. On page 163 under the heading "Removal of Adenoids Alone" the author describes the procedure of adenoidectomy under ethyl chloride and states that "in certain cases... it is desirable to remove the adenoids and to leave the tonsils... the converse is never the case." He takes the view that if there has been no history or clinical

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