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June 1, 1889

Handbook of the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Diseases of the Throat Nose; and and Naso-Pharynx.

JAMA. 1889;XII(22):791-792. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400990035013

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The author is a careful observer and a concise and accurate relator, and, rarer still in medical authorship, a master of the difficult art of omission The result is a handbook which will be read throughout with pleasure and profit by thousands, to whom the more exhaustive treatises are of service for occasional reference only.

Much space, proportionately, is devoted to the anatomy and physiology of the upper respiratory passages, and to laryngoscopic and rhinoscopic technique, including the various methods of electrical illumination. Preference is accorded to the electric incandescent light, which has been made available even to those not upon a regular light circuit, by the introduction of storage batteries, one of which, suitable for this purpose, is figured and described.

A new chapter on acoustics, voice production, and articulation, imparts a halo of originality to this part of the volume and is especially acceptable, inasmuch as the author

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