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March 1930


Arch Otolaryngol. 1930;11(3):390. doi:10.1001/archotol.1930.03560030136014

The first edition of this work appeared in August, 1925, and was reviewed in the Archives of Otolaryngology in the issue of February, 1926.

Surgery represents a relatively small part of the work which the otolaryngologist undertakes to do; albeit it may often represent the most important part of the work. Surgery of the ear is best understood when viewed from the standpoint of a trained otologist, for it is only from this standpoint that one can get a proper perspective of the indications for operative intervention. The clinical problems of otologic work are not simple, and they require an extensive background in clinical experience to be understood and evaluated properly. Too often textbooks on otology present merely a compilation of surgical hints and suggestions and show very little evidence that the author has acquired any clear insight into otologic problems. The surgical hints and suggestions are in themselves crude

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