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November 12, 1938

Practical Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology

JAMA. 1938;111(20):1873. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790460067027

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This little book, intended primarily for the army medical officer, is considered by the author also to have an appeal for the civilian practitioner because it is based on a peace time practice. Naturally when a book lays emphasis on its brevity and practicability it is to be expected that it will in large measure reflect the personal experiences of the author and this book is no exception. The danger, however, in this connection is that the author's likes and dislikes or his special predilections will receive undue emphasis. Most of the material presented in the book is accurate, concise and devoid of wearying technicalities, the approach being always from the clinical side. However, one cannot help but notice that whereas on the one hand a number of pages are given over to nasal deformities, a special topic requiring much more space than the author could afford to devote to

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