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This popular small book on diseases of the ear consists essentially of a compilation of lectures given by the author for the New York Post-Graduate Medical School of Columbia University. The book is short and concise, written in an easily readable style. There is not much detail or theory, which the author defends in his preface for reasons which appear good to him. Hence, though it is an excellent book for medical students, general practitioners and perhaps those starting the practice of otology, it is not complete enough for the practicing specialist. The descriptions of disease are good. The chapters on acute otitis media and mastoiditis are among the best in the book and are worthy of praise. There is an excellent chapter on petrositis which summarizes most of the new thought on this subject. If there is any criticism of the book it lies in the preliminary chapters. In
Practical Otology. JAMA. 1938;111(25):2331. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790510079037
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