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April 1926

Progress in OtolaryngologyA Summary of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of OtolaryngologyTONSILS AND ADENOIDS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;3(4):365-373. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00580010391010

Perusing the tonsil literature is like attending a reunion. All the old faces are there. All the old platitudes come forth, bravely attired and but thinly disguised in grace of gesture and great solemnity of expression. Considering the great bulk of writing, there is a distressing paucity of ideas and personal observations. It is the exceptional paper which contributes anything beyond a rehash of its own bibliography.

My résumé of the literature of 19141 took the form of a critical review. As the trend of opinion in regard to tonsil problems changes but slowly, another such detailed discussion at this time would seem to lack point. The material has been arranged, therefore, to facilitate reference to the articles themselves. No attempt is made to supply a complete list of titles, as their name is legion, but a representative selection comprises each group.

This year, as before, the preponderance of

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