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To the available American textbooks in the field of otolaryngology may now be added a fine contribution by Dr. Francis L. Lederer of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The textbook mechanically presents several features not available in other works, including excellent illustrations and innumerable black and white pictures, arrangement in two columns for easy reading, presentation in simple outline form, which is a great aid to the medical student, and the collaboration of specialists in many of the chapters, which provides exceptional authenticity. Each of the sections is prefaced by a compact consideration of the special anatomy concerned. The diseases are considered in the classic oslerian form of definition, etiology, bacteriology, transmission, epidemiology, symptoms, prophylaxis and treatment. There are no references to bibliography or to individual authorities, the author taking full responsibility throughout for the statements that are made, except for the recognition given in the preface. Perhaps
Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat. JAMA. 1939;112(9):875. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800090085033
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