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October 23, 1909

Diseases of the Pharynx and Larynx.

JAMA. 1909;LIII(17):1428. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550170084030

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The experience and knowledge of the distinguished author of this work have eminently fitted him to write a treatise on the diseases of the pharynx and larynx; he has condensed a surprising amount of information into a comparatively small volume. The profuse illustrations, both colored and in black and white, are all good and many of them admirable; they are most instructive because of their exactness.

The book would have gained in power to instruct had there been less attempt at brevity in its writing, for the description often suffers in clearness on account of the effort to employ a laconic style. Logical and connected, yet concise, expression implies a rare command of language; and this may exist in the original French version of this book, but is certainly not a quality of the translation. Some passages are so confused as to be quite unintelligible. A representative example is the

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