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May 22, 1909

The Surgery of the Ear.

JAMA. 1909;LII(21):1681. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540470047012

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Abstract

This book mentions everything of importance relative to aural surgery and evidently is the result of painstaking and conscientious effort. Anatomic considerations accompany the description of each operation and the latest modifications and suggestions are included, so that the work may be regarded as up-to-date and based on a careful study of the literature of the subject.

As is proper, the greatest stress is laid on mastoid and its accompanying brain and neck surgery, but the minor operative procedures, such as paracentesis, ossiculectomy, and the little operations on the external auditory canal are also considered; and subjects accessory to the surgery of the ear, such as paralysis of the facial nerve and the diagnostic procedure of lumbar puncture, receive satisfactory mention. It is evident from the text that Dr. Kopetzky has had an extensive personal experience in the operative measures he describes.

While the book has the merits mentioned it

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