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August 1, 1908

Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear.

JAMA. 1908;LI(5):423. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540050063018

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A more thorough knowledge of the pathology of the diseases of the ear and the etiology of the same has closely united the specialty of otology with that of rhinology so that it is but natural that the text-books should follow the lead of the specialists themselves and embrace the nose, throat and ear. Ballenger's book is a valuable contribution to the literature on this subject. The book is divided into four sections, Part I being devoted to the nose and accessory sinuses. The first three chapters contain a general discussion of the subject and describe the office equipment. The deviation of the septum is then discussed in a very masterly manner. One especially good point the author brings out is the variety of operations for the correction of this deformity, stating that no one operation can be suited to all cases, and as the various operations are described in

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