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November 25, 1905

The Accessory Sinuses of the Nose and Their Relations to Neighboring Parts.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(22):1674. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510220060021

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The superb drawings of this magnificent atlas enable one to acquire clear and definite mental images of the parts considered, whose labyrinthine intricacy is confusing even to the expert anatomist. In making the objects for the illustrations the mucous membrane lining the sinuses was hardened and stiffened by a formalin process, so that the soft parts formed a perfect cast of the cavities to which they adhered. This enabled Killian to show the accessory sinuses in an entirely new and striking way, that is, not as hollows in the ethmoid, sphenoid, frontal and superior maxillary bones, but as a east of these hollows, a manner of display that produces singularly lucid mental pictures of the shape and location of the accessory sinuses of the nose. A great many fresh bodies were needed to complete the work, which extended over three years.

The artistic finish of the drawings is perfect and

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