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November 30, 1940

A Manual of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology

JAMA. 1940;115(22):1913. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810480077037

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The author has endeavored to produce a textbook chiefly for the use of undergraduate students. Such a work needs to be made concise, and in the effort to be brief arise all the possibilities for errors in judgment as to what to and what not to retain. The ideal textbook for students would abound in numerous illustrations of anatomic, histologic and pathologic importance. Their number would of necessity reduce their size and so for clarity's sake they ought to be in large part semidiagrammatic. Most of the illustrations have a familiar appearance. They appear to come from the author's larger and much older work, and it is a pity that an entirely new set was not prepared. In most other respects the author has done well. His clinical judgment is distinguished by good sense, he is not an enthusiast for indiscriminate surgical intervention and he is familiar with important recent

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