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July 1934

Chronic Nasal Sinusitis and Its Relation to General Medicine (Chronic Sinusitis and Systemic Sepsis).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;20(1):137. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03600010144013

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The first edition of this book appeared in 1930. It is reviewed in the Archives of Otolaryngology (12:553 [Oct.] 1930). The present edition has 262 pages—41 pages more than the first edition. The volume is well supplied with illustrations. It is primarily a plea in support of the thesis that foci of infection in the nasal sinuses are a frequent source of systemic disease. The diagnosis of sinus disorders is carefully gone over, and illustrative cases are interspersed to support the author's hypothesis.

On the whole, the author deserves credit for the careful manner in which he has carried on his work, but he appears to be on rather disputable grounds when it comes to the application of the hypothesis of focal infection to cases in which the recognition of sinus disease cannot be made from the usual local findings. In these cases the author relies on his

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