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September 1933

The Principles and Practice of Otology.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;18(3):409-411. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03580060431015

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This is a volume of 555 pages with 199 illustrations, 5 being in colors. The authors state that their aim is to combine the full details of practice, to help the general practitioner-surgeon who treats his own patients with diseases of the ear, with enough discussion of principles to make the book an introduction for the intending specialist. A book such as this, written by two authors, has evident disadvantages. One is the extending of the length of the text with unavoidable repetitions. The authors have adopted a style quite their own in presenting the subject, a style which is different from the formula ordinarily adopted in preparing a textbook. Many of the illustrations are sketchy and poorly drawn. On the other hand, the illustrations include a number adapted from other texts; on the whole, the volume is rather profusely illustrated.

There is a good deal of space given to

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