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It is a pleasure to see a new edition of this classic. For many years, the textbook by Adam Politzer has stood as the most important contribution to otologic literature. Politzer was not only a great clinician with excellent judgment of the various contributions on the diagnosis and treatment of ear diseases, he was first of all a careful student and investigator of the anatomy as well as of the pathology of the ear. His textbook includes, as no other text on the ear, an historical perspective of the important contributions that have been made to this subject. A careful perusal of this book should form a part of the preparation of every one who undertakes the responsibility of treating ear diseases. Such a study will give a perspective which will constitute a valuable background for understanding the more recent treatises on otology. The editor has aimed to make
POLITZER'S TEXTBOOK ON THE DISEASES OF THE EAR. Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;4(5):478. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00590010504014
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