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September 1927

Progress in Otolaryngology: A Summary of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Otolaryngology: THE PARANASAL CAVITIES: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE OF 1925-1926

Arch Otolaryngol. 1927;6(3):249-276. doi:10.1001/archotol.1927.00610010265007

The literature on paranasal cavities during the past two years comprises between three and four hundred articles. Most of these deal with subjects on which much had already been written, and consequently they contain nothing essentially new. On the other hand, there is a paucity of writings on the subjects about which much should be written. For example, osteomyelitis of the cranial bones, of which increased knowledge of the etiology and treatment is of the utmost importance. Other subjects about which there is still much to learn are the physiology, anatomy, pathology and bacteriology of these regions.

I have attempted to cover most of the literature, giving summaries of the articles which contain something new, and also abstracting from many other articles, which, although they did not contain essentially new points, served their purpose as they emphasized strongly important facts.


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