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April 1, 1893

Diseases of the Throat, Nose and Ear.

JAMA. 1893;XX(13):374. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420400026014

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In this work the author has presented his subject in a much more perspicuous and concise manner than is usual in many books purporting to be manuals. He has assumed that the student is familiar with the anatomy and physiology of the organs considered, or has the facilities for becoming so, and therefore does not burden his book with elaborate disquisitions on these matters, merely incorporating in the text anatomical and physiological hints where such are specially required on clinical grounds.

A lengthy and detailed description of instruments is also purposely and wisely avoided.

In the chapter devoted to general semeiology of the diseases of the nose, the author makes a very fair statement of the views of rhinologists as to the remote effects of morbid conditions of the nose, especially as to the so-called nasal reflex neuroses. We heartily agree with the statement that "while rhinologists know what a

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