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March 1928

PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DISEASES OF THE THROAT, NOSE AND EAR. By WILLIAM LAMB.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;7(3):293. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620010309012

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Abstract

The authors state that the book is intended for senior students and junior practitioners. They make a point of the fact that both of them had practiced general medicine for many years before taking up the specialty. Most men who spend many years doing general work never quite succeed in mastering the details which the developments in the field of otolaryngology now require.

This book is a record of clinical experiences gleaned from active practice and apparently jotted down in spare moments. There is little, if any, evidence of any effort to be systematic or to present the subject of otolaryngology as a whole. For this reason the junior practitioners will have great difficulty in looking up any particular subject, as the discussions of many of the conditions are found scattered indiscriminately throughout the book. The same subject is often discussed in several different places, and sometimes out of

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