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August 11, 1956

Basic Otolaryngology

JAMA. 1956;161(15):1515. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970150083028

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Both authors of this book have spent many years practicing and teaching. Since trying to pass on one's knowledge to others is one of the best paths to perfection in any art or science, we have here the "boiled down" results of vast experience plus the mellowing influence of reflection. The book begins with general considerations. Sections 2 to 7 deal with the nose, sinuses, mouth, pharynx, trachea, bronchi, and esophagus seriatim. Section 7 on the ear is particularly well done and gives much more than one can expect in a textbook that does not pretend to be exhaustive. The authors have not forgotten that much information can be derived from the proper use of tuning forks, which is seldom stressed in the literature of today. The complications of chronic otitis in the brain, labyrinth, and great vessels are well set forth. Section 6 on the larynx and lower airways

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