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October 1930


Arch Otolaryngol. 1930;12(4):554. doi:10.1001/archotol.1930.03570010618019

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This is a volume of 184 pages, contributed by one of the foremost otolaryngologists in Great Britain. The author aims to present a concise, not too technical, statement of the uses to which diathermy may be put in this special field. In a short chapter he presents the physics of this method of therapy, which leaves out the technical discussion of the different kinds of equipment. A chapter is devoted to the medical uses of this therapy. These do not appear to be very many or very important. The larger part of the book is devoted to surgical therapy, which is the important field for diathermy.

The author was one of the first to apply this method in our special field, and he gives a sane and clear statement of its several applications in surgical intervention. He considers the various nonmalignant pathologic conditions about the nose, throat and

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