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November 1930


Arch Otolaryngol. 1930;12(5):719. doi:10.1001/archotol.1930.03570010801014

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This volume is one of a series entitled "The Anglo-French Library of Medical and Biological Science." It contains 244 pages, is amply illustrated and covers the clinical problems of laryngeal cancer in an admirable manner. The authors have covered the entire subject, including the history of knowledge concerning this condition, the pathology of the several types and a discussion of the site of origin, the symptomatology, the diagnosis and the principles of treatment.

In the chapter on surgical treatment, the authors bring out clearly what they consider the indications for conservative surgical intervention, that is, for the removal of cancer by laryngofissure, which has been so successfully carried out by St. Clair Thomson. Illustrative case histories emphasize and serve to justify their management of these cases. The radical surgical intervention for the treatment for laryngeal cancer — complete laryngectomy — is thoroughly discussed, and indications for the radical treatment

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