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May 1935

La Diathermie en Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(5):631. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020645017

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This is an interesting and very readable contribution on diathermy in otorhinolaryngology. While it cannot be considered as offering anything new or startling, it is a reliable text for reference. The bibliography, unlike that in most foreign publications, includes not only the pertinent continental literature but also what seems to be almost all the available references from the Western Hemisphere.

The work is divided into two parts. The first part is thoroughly technical, though not difficult or uninteresting. The style is didactic and simple. The reader is not burdened with a mass of formulas; on the contrary, the author resorts to excellent illustrations, of which there are two hundred and thirty-five in the entire volume, many in colors. This part deals with the general principles of electricity. In the opening chapter Lemoine reviews the physics of electricity; this discussion is purely elementary. Following this he devotes considerable space to

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