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March 24, 1900

Diseases of the Nose and Throat.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(12):765. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460120061021

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In a handsome volume of 644 pages, well illustrated, the author has given a complete description of all morbid appearances in the nose and throat and their treatment. Although no quotations are made, the work of others is fully recognized and merged with the writer's personal experience. But while the reader may get full though concise information and sound advice, this is not given in an easily digested form. Each subject is presented under so many arbitrary and often superfluous subdivisions that it is difficult to get a general survey. A beginner might find great difficulty in using the book as a guide for diagnostic purposes. Again, by cutting up the description of each and every disease into a schematic form of symptoms, lesions, diagnosis, prognosis, etc., the book acquires a flavor of dogmatism, at least to one most in need of information, which mars its utility. The publisher's work

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