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April 21, 1951

Common Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat

JAMA. 1951;145(16):1303. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920340081035

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This book has been prepared for the student and the newly qualified practitioner. The material is well written, easily read and presented in a practical manner. Operative technic, with the exception of those attempted by house staff and general practitioners, anatomy and physiology have been awarded very little space for the sake of brevity. Otology is covered in 96 pages, rhinology in 76, laryngology in 39, throat, including tonsillectomy technic and complication, in 47. There is a short chapter on new growths of the nose and pharynx, and included also is a chapter on the use of penicillin and sulfonamides.

A book of this type cannot be written to please everyone. Practitioners should be warned against the possible danger of the use of 4 per cent cocaine spray and applications of cocaine crystals. Certainly the student or newly qualified practitioner should be careful of the toxicity of the drug until

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