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May 29, 1909

Tuberculosis of the Nose and Throat.

JAMA. 1909;LII(22):1779. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540480049020

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Dr. Lockard reviews the entire subject of tuberculosis of the larynx, pharynx and nose. He begins with a digest ofthe history of the subject, follows this with well-selected statistics, and then enters into clinical details and treatment. Throughout the treatise he shows thorough familiarity with the literature, as well as extensive personal experience. His own experience leads him to take definite position regarding many questions under discussion. This makes the book a satisfactory one for clinical reference. Notwithstanding its bulk, the work contains neither unnecessary repetitions nor padding; it can be recommended to any one interested in the subject. Its therapeutic teaching is judicious and conservative, though often rather optimistic—the optimism being justified, no doubt, by the climatic advantages of Dr. Lockard's practice. It is to be regretted, perhaps, that he takes so reserved a position toward all forms of tuberculin treatment, even though this treatment has not yet been

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