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July 7, 1906

Operative Otology. Surgical Pathology and Treatment of Diseases of the Ear.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(1):63. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520010071024

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This book contains 359 pages including a well arranged index. There are 13 full-page plates and 40 illustrations in the text and, as a rule, it must be said that the pictures are very inferior. Such illustrations as are found opposite the title page or on pages 4, 5, 13, 15 are very unsatisfactory, provided they are intended to mean anything. The brain and skull specimens, when seen in the original were, doubtless, both interesting and instructive, but as reproduced in the illustrations they are uninstructive.

A similar criticism may be made of some of the bone specimens reproduced in the illustrations, as they seem to be rather meaningless in their appearance. We regret to see so many time-honored pictures in the text. It would seem as if most of these old pictures had nearly served their usefulness, and while perhaps nothing better can be found on certain phases of

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