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May 1928


Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;7(5):547-548. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620010571009

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This is a volume of 576 pages. The popularity of this manual is evidenced by the fact that this is the eighth edition. In this country it has been for many years a popular textbook for the instruction of undergraduate students. The chapters on anatomy and physiology and methods of examination are particularly well adapted for this purpose. The anatomic descriptions are clearly drawn and are quite accurate. On page fifty-eight a statement appears that there are three arteries supplying the labyrinth, whereas there is only one artery supplying the internal ear—the labyrinthine artery which is a branch of the basilar.

The chapter on chronic catarrhal otitis media tends to perpetuate the longstanding confusion that has existed regarding the conditions producing obstruction in sound conduction. Under this caption there appears a short but clear presentation of the outstanding facts concerning the condition known as otosclerosis, but

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