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February 1926


Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;3(2):203-204. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00580010217015

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This is a volume of 539 pages, including an excellent author and subject index. It is the most important contribution on this subject that has appeared for a number of years. The author's literary treatment is a method quite his own, and he presents a well thought out rationale for each and every indication for operative interference. His discussions are always based on a careful study of the anatomy and pathology of the region involved. Many of the details regarding laboratory technic he leaves for general textbooks treating of these topics. The literature references are ample, and will be of great assistance to those who desire to look up the original texts.

In a text of this sort when the author does not hesitate to take a definite stand on the important problems, a reviewer naturally finds statements where there is room for a difference of opinion, such, for example,

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