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December 31, 1949

Recent Advances in Oto-Laryngology

JAMA. 1949;141(18):1327. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910180055023

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The first edition of this book was published.fourteen years ago. It is not a formal discussion of the diseases in the field of ear, nose and throat but is a critical discussion of the newer and more important changes in this field. The advent of chemotherapeutic and antibiotic agents has had an enormous impact on the diseases and conditions in this area. The nature of what was once a surgical specialty has been completely altered in many respects. A whole generation of physicians has grown up that know only from hearsay the magnitude and gravity of mastoid infections, for instance, and their complicating entities of meningitis and brain abscess and severe and often fatal sepsis.

The author has brought an extensive experience to the job before him. With much skill he has selected the topics which he discusses. The chapter headings are of great interest. In addition to chapters concerned

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