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June 22, 1889

Diseases and Injuries of the Ear.

JAMA. 1889;XII(25):899. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401020035013

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This little book of 154 pages is one of a series known as " Practical Lessons in Nursing." It is free from technical terms, and written so as to be perfectly intelligible to the non-professional; containing clear descriptions of the various affections of the ear; their causes, and relations to other diseases, so that they may, if possible, be avoided; but if contracted, their early recognition will prevent experimental and erroneous forms of treatment. Therapeutically its aim has been to show the inexpert what to avoid in the treatment of ear diseases, rather than what they may try to do for their relief. In speaking of diseases of the middle ear, the author has a few good words in regard to the use or rather the abuse of quinine, which is often taken in large doses to abort a "cold in the head." Nothing in fact is more likely to bring

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