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June 5, 1948

Kurzes Handbuch der Ohrenheilkunde

JAMA. 1948;137(6):567. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890400071024

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This short handbook is in its second edition and is wholly devoted to the diseases of the ear. It is well printed on paper of fine quality with many of its illustrations in color. The author considers his subject in great detail; his statements are authoritative. Considering Germany's state during and since the last war, this text is a tribute to the courage and zeal of the author. Of course, and with all this in mind, there are deficiencies. These relate to the inability of German workers to keep abreast of recent advances, especially in American medicine. For this reason the treatment of a number of subjects is necessarily scanty and behind the times. For instance, our notions about and our treatment of aural vertigo of the Ménière's syndrome type, as well as the tremendous impact of antibiotic therapy on the surgery and treatment of suppurations of the temporal bone

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