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February 24, 1906

A Text-Book of the Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Pharynx.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(8):603. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510350053030

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This volume contains over eighty pages devoted to the anatomy and a brief review of the physiology of the ear. The subject of foreign bodies in the ear is set forth very fully and in a most interesting manner. Eighty-two pages are devoted to the diseases of the nose, throat and nasopharynx, to which so many aural affections owe their origin. This section is fairly complete, although the student might desire somewhat fuller directions. Thus, speaking of cauterization of the turbinates, "a flat nasal electrode attached to a proper electric apparatus" is recommended. And when enlarged tonsils are present with adenoids the authors advise the removal of the tonsils before attacking the adenoids, but do not express any preference as to the method. Their reasons for dividing chronic non-suppurative inflammation of the middle ear into catarrhal and proliferous inflammation, and the diagnosis between both and diseases of the labyrinth by

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